Dr. Solhkhah is the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at JSUMC (JSUMC; Neptune, NJ) and Corporate Medical Director of Meridian Behavioral Health Services for the past seven years. Prior to his arrival at JSUMC, Dr. Solhkhah was the Vice Chairman for Education of the Department of Psychiatry and Director of the Child & Adolescent Outpatient Service (CAOS) at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Solhkhah has also held posts as the Associate Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, Director of the Child and Family Institute and the Chief of the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, a University Hospital of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Previously he was Coordinator of Substance Abuse Services at the New York University Child Study Center.
Dr. Solhkhah graduated from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. He graduated from the residency training program in General Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1997 and then completed a Residency in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in 1999. After this, he completed a two-year fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry in the Division of Drug and Alcohol Abuse at New York University.
Dr. Solhkhah is a former fellow of the Substance Abuse Minority Fellowship from the American Psychiatric Association and the Center for Mental Health Services. He was also a fellow of the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD) and a mentor of the Walter Reed Society for Health Policy and Public Health. He is a recipient of the Organon Excellence in Psychiatry Residency Award from the American Psychiatric Association and the Ilene Gold, M.D. Scholarship from the New England Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Solhkhah, a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, is an active clinical researcher who has taught, lectured, and written extensively in child psychiatry and in the area of adolescent substance abuse.