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Mujahid Ali Syed, MD FRCPC

Dr. Mujahid Ali Syed is a mental health specialist who has devoted his life to the betterment of humanity through his professional, philanthropic, and community service in White Rock, British Columbia. Dr. Syed trained in India, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Dr. Syed is a qualified specialist in psychiatry and a fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is working as a consultant psychiatrist and addiction specialist and heads the department for mental health and substance use at the White Rock MHC & Peace Arch hospital. He holds an academic appointment as a clinical lecturer at the University of British Columbia. He is also a fellow of the International Institute of Organizational Psychological Medicine.

Dr. Syed’s professional activities extend locally, nationally, and internationally. Having worked with diverse populations on three continents, and eloquence of many languages, Dr. Syed has a keen understanding of the cultural and linguistic nuances that are essential for establishing rapport with people of diverse backgrounds from all age groups. He is active with educational programs and as part of the scientific committee for ICPA, organized well-acclaimed CME programs with International speakers. For the UBC Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Syed is a site director for the Postgraduate education program at Peace Arch hospital.

Dr. Syed strongly believes in the ethos of educating and empowering the poor. Dr. Syed’s leadership role in the governance and stewardship of non-governmental organizations and professional associations has been exemplary. He is a co-founder and honorary CEO of Care Educational Societies, co-founder and vice president of Step to Humanity, founding Board of director for Deccan Alumni Association of North America(DAANA), secretary of Indo-Canadian Psychiatric Association (ICPA), and on the executive board as a community representative for British Columbia Psychiatric Association (BCPA).