Ihsan M. Salloum, MD, MPH
Director, Institute of Neuroscience
Institute of Neuroscience
Ihsan M. Salloum, M.D., M.P.H., DLFAPA is the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Distinguished Professor in Neuroscience, Founding Chair, Department of Neuroscience and Director, Institute for Neuroscience at UTRGV School of Medicine.
He previously served as the Chief of the Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Research Division and Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and previously served as the Director of Research & Education, and Medical Director of the Addiction Medicine Services, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Salloum received a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Bologna and a Master of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health. He completed his psychiatry residency training at the Chicago Medical School/ Rosalind Franklin University and an NIH- sponsored Fellowship in Alcohol Research at UPMC’s Department of Psychiatry.
Dr. Salloum’s research has focused on developing effective interventions for comorbid mood and addictive disorders and on addressing the diagnostic complexity of comorbidity. He has been the PI or Co-PI on multiple trials evaluating pharmacotherapies for several substance use disorders. Currently, his research focus includes the evaluation of potential benefit of stem cell therapy for alcoholism-depression comorbidity and on the utility of nutraceuticals in decreasing alcohol use in bipolar disorder. Additional interests include neuromodulation and neurophysiological biomarkers of brain diseases as well as introducing novel person-centered approaches to care. Dr. Salloum’s research has been supported continuously by the NIH for over two decades. He served as a member of the National Institute of Health Scientific Review Group and as an Examiner of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and serves on the American Psychiatric Association (APA)’s Workgroup on Research Training. Dr. Salloum is Board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology and Addiction Psychiatry and listed in America’s Most Honored Professionals. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the APA, an Honorary Member of the World Psychiatric Association and currently serves as President of the International College of Person-centered Medicine.