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Nawras Shukair MD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentPsychiatry
Address275 Belmont Street
Worcester MA 01604
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    Damascus University, Damascus, , Syrian Arab RepublicMD

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    Research Interests:

    • Describe the interaction between trauma and executive functioning.
    • The differential role of executive functioning deficits in externalizing vs. internalizing psychopathology.
    • Neuronal substrates of executive function and the use of neuronimaging.

    Dr. Shukair received his MD from Damascus University, Syria in 1999 and completed a Diagnostic Radiology Residency training in Damascus University in 2003. Dr. Shukair completed General Psychiatry Training Program (research Track) in University of Texas Southwestern in 2007, with psychoanalytic training in the Dallas Institute for Psychoanalysis, Dr. Shukair completed a Child and Adolescents Psychiatry training in Children’s Hospital of Boston, Harvard University 2009. Dr. Shukair‘s current work focuses on the interaction between executive function’ deficits and psychopathology, with special interest in the role of trauma.




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    1. Luo Y, Liu F, Natarajan R, Shukair N, Copeland P, Fan X. Salsalate as an adjunctive treatment for psychopathology and cognition in patients with schizophrenia: a pilot study. Int Clin Psychopharmacol. 2018 Mar; 33(2):88-91. PMID: 29084087.
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    2. Fan X, Song X, Zhao M, Jarskog LF, Natarajan R, Shukair N, Freudenreich O, Henderson DC, Goff DC. The effect of adjunctive telmisartan treatment on psychopathology and cognition in patients with schizophrenia. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2017 11; 136(5):465-472. PMID: 28851055.
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    3. Jefee-Bahloul H, Barkil-Oteo A, Shukair N, Alraas W, Mahasneh W. Using a Store-and-Forward System to Provide Global Telemental Health Supervision and Training: A Case from Syria. Acad Psychiatry. 2016 Aug; 40(4):707-9. PMID: 26446997.
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