Chicago Behavioral Hospital Announces New Chief Medical Officer

Chicago Behavioral Hospital is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Imran Shakir as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Shakir is an experienced psychiatrist and proven leader in the mental health field. He has focused his career on caring for the mental health needs of underserved adults and children, and also specializes in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder. He is passionate about increasing access to mental health services for all Illinoisans, and especially for those in underserved, low-income communities. He is a thought leader in the field of mental health technology and has been involved in the development of several electronic medical records tailored for psychiatry.

Before being named the Chief Medical Officer at Chicago Behavioral Hospital, he served as the Chair and Director of Behavioral Health at Aunt Martha’s, a community mental health agency serving over 105,000 children and adults throughout over 600 communities in Illinois, where he continues to care for patients.

Dr. Shakir holds dual board certifications in Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is board eligible for certification in Medical Informatics. He completed his Adult Psychiatry residency training at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio, and later completed his fellowship specialization in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Chicago, where he also served as the Chief Fellow. He completed his medical schooling at The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Chicago Behavioral Hospital is a 146-bed, free-standing behavioral health hospital located in Des Plaines, Illinois. Open since 2014, CBH provides specialized mental health and substance use treatment for teens and adults. Chicago Behavioral Hospital offers inpatient and outpatient levels of care to treat mental and behavioral health conditions including: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and substance use disorders. Free confidential assessments are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.