Arshya Vahabzadeh

Healthcare Technologist, Physician & Faculty, Harvard Medical School

Arshya was born in Tehran and moved to England with his parents and brother at age 6. He grew up in England, went to medical school at the University Birmingham, and completed residency at Royal College of General Practitioners. He emigrated to the US with his wife in 2010 and has further completed 2 other post-graduate residencies in psychiatry at Emory University, and child psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He currently splits his time between the Bay area where he is a psychiatrist treating severely mentally ill people in emergency departments and maximum security correctional facilities, and Boston as a part time academic faculty at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is very interested in application of technology to mental health and is also an executive at Brain Power an autism neurotechnology startup. Arshya has received many national and international awards in Medicine, Technology, Research, and Education. He was named as one of 40 under 40 healthcare innovator by MedTechBoston, and he was the youngest Council Chairman in the history of the American Psychiatric Association. He has published in many authoritative academic journals on topics related to psychiatry and clinical neuroscience, and written editorials, or has been quoted by CNN, Boston Globe, Huffington Post, USA Today, Fast Company, The Atlantic, Boston Magazine, and several others. He has also been invited speaker at Singularity University, Stanford University, Harvard Medical School, Google, Autism Speaks and in other venues.