Dr. Mayada Akil, MD

Dr. Mayada Akil, MD

Dr. Mayada Akil, MD

Languages: English, Arabic, French
Fax: (202) 944-5404

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Specialties
  • Psychiatry
Conditions I Treat
  • acute stress disorder
  • addiction disorders
  • adjustment disorder
  • agitation
  • alcohol addiction
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Procedures I Perform
  • adult psychiatry
  • cognitive behavioral therapy
  • men's mental health
  • mental health
  • neuropsychiatry
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About the Provider

Mayada Akil, MD, is the Vice Chair for Education and Director of the Psychiatry Residency Training Program. She also serves as the Medical Director of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Clinic. Dr. Akil trained in psychiatry at the University of Michigan. She was on faculty in the departments of Psychiatry and Neurology at the University of Pittsburgh from 1989 to 1996 where she was involved in clinical work teaching and research. Dr. Akil joined the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) where she conducted research on the pathophysiology of psychotic disorders then served as a Senior Advisor to the NIMH Director from 2003-2012. She joined the Department of Psychiatry at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in March of 2007. Dr. Akil is nationally known for her work in neuroscience education in psychiatry. She is actively involved in teaching medical students and psychiatry residents

Education
  • Residency Program: University of Michigan Hospitals (1989)
  • Internship Program: Henry Ford Hospital (1985)
  • Medical School: Damascus University (1982)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry
Insurance
    MedStar Health Providers participate with a wide range of health insurance products. We accept self-pay patients and the insurances plans listed below. This list is not comprehensive, it is updated periodically and is subject to change. If you do not see your health insurance plan or product listed, or if you have any questions regarding MedStar Health’s participation with your health plan, please contact your health plan to verify participation with our providers.

    Since the MedStar Health providers span the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia regions, our participation with DC, Maryland and Virginia Medical Assistance programs varies by provider group. Please contact your MedStar Physician’s Office to assist with verifying Medical Assistance participation. If you are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Organization, please contact your Medicaid health plan to verify participation.
Practice Locations
  • 2115 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
    Suite 200
    Washington, DC 20007
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    Phone: 202-944-5400
    Fax: 202-944-5404

Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Awards
  • Elected to the American College of Psychiatrists
  • Elected Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association
  • Achievement in Leadership Award, Department of Psychiatry, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • Society for Biological Psychiatry Educator of the Year Award