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Shabnum H. Sheikh, M.D.
Adult, Child & Adolescent, and Forensic Psychiatrist
Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology
Dr. Shabnum H. Sheikh has been a passionate child advocate and leading expert within the field of psychiatry for over a decade. Dr. Sheikh is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and a Certified Forensic Examiner. As the Medical Director of Shabnum H. Sheikh, M.D. & Associates, Dr. Sheikh works with adults, couples and families, children and adolescents, as wellas forensic cases. She currently is also the Unit Director for The Behavioral Center of Michigan in Warren, Michigan and a Staff Psychiatrist at Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Dr. Sheikh graduated from The University of Michigan in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. She went on to study Psychology (The University of Michigan) and Zoology (Michigan State University) in Post-Baccalaureate programs. Dr. Sheikh earned her Doctorate of Medicine (M.D.) at The University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1995. In 2000, she completed her residency and fellowship at The University of Michigan Medical Center. During her fellowship, Dr. Sheikh discovered her natural talent for teaching others. She has held faculty appointments as a Clinical Assistant Professor. She has taught all aspects of psychiatry to medical students, residents and fellows, social worker and psychology interns, and nursing students from The University of Michigan Medical Center, Wayne State Medical School, Michigan State Medical School, and The University of Toledo Medical School.
Dr. Sheikh empowers elementary, middle, high school, and college students across the Midwest by providing workshops and presentations on physical and emotional health awareness. In 1990, she founded the Preschool Health Awareness and Promotion Program, which was presented to the American Medical Association and picked up nationally by other medical schools. As Founder and Director of The High School Education Project, Dr. Sheikh inspires high school students to pursue careers in the field of medicine through mentoring and education. After serving on the Admissions Committee for The University of Michigan Medical School for over 10 years, Dr. Sheikh knows what it takes for young adults to be prepared both academically and mentally to achieve their professional goals.
Due to her extraordinary dedication to mental health awareness, Dr. Shabnum Sheikh has received numerous awards and is sought-out as a national speaker and consultant. She has served on the Schizophrenia Advisory Board for Pfizer, as well as the Strategic Planning Consultant Board for Eli Lilly & Company. Recognized for her knowledge in the field of psychiatry, Dr. Sheikh has served as the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Regional Advisor for Janssen Pharmaceuticals and as a consultant for GalaxoSmithKline. Dr. Sheikh has been an active member of the American Medical Association, Michigan State Medical Society, Washtenaw County Medical Society, American Psychiatric Association, and the Michigan Psychiatric Association. She also is a member of the American Association of University Women. Bringing her valuable experiences as a physician and a psychiatrist, WhatAreKidsSaying.com is honored to have Dr. Sheikh provide advice and expertise as our official Medical Consultant for "Ask The Doctor".