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Ovais Khalid, MD, has joined Peninsula Regional's Behavioral Health team and will provide care to adults in our outpatient clinic. Dr. Khalid completed his residency in Psychiatry at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana in 2013 in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine. 

He received his Board Certification in Psychiatry and Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) (DABPN) in 2013 and was awarded Fellowship of American Psychiatric Association (FAPA) in 2015. Certified by National Board of Physician and Surgeons (NBPS) in 2019.  During his time at LSU-HSC he earned several awards, including the “Competency Award” in recognition of Excellence in Professionalism and Medical Knowledge and the “Psychiatry Scholar Award” for outstanding academic and research publications.  

Dr. Khalid is currently a member of the Maryland Psychiatric Society (MPS), American Psychiatry Association (APA), Louisiana Psychiatric Medical Association (LPMA), and the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP). 

In previous years, Dr. Khalid has published an impressive amount of research, including “Conscious Sedation: Is It Always Needed” published in Journal of Gastroenterology and Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound and Allied Techniques. Research work included involvement in several research studies: “Safety and Efficacy of an Investigational Medication in the Long-Term Maintenance Treatment of Pediatric Patients and Irritability Associated with Autistic Disorder,” “Study of an Injectable Antipsychotic Compared with Oral Antipsychotic Treatment in Delaying Time to Treatment Failure in Adults with Schizophrenia Who Have Been Incarcerated,” “Impact of Florbetapir F 18 PET on the Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Progressive Cognitive Decline,” and “Impact of Psychosocial Factors in the Psychiatric Emergency Service,” to name a few.

While attending Rawalpindi Medical College, Dr. Khalid helped organize the Second International Conference of GI and Hepatology in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.  He was also a dedicated member of a social welfare organization, Students’ Federation for Poor Patients, and organizer of the Emergency Blood Bank.

Dr. Khalid enjoys biking, hiking, playing cricket, badminton and table tennis in his spare time, along with cooking, traveling, computer programming and graphic designing.  His proficient languages are English, Urdu and Hindi.  Dr. Khalid is married to Dr. Saima Maqsood, who is also a psychiatrist; they have two daughters.