2100 Sawtelle Blvd., Suite #107, Los Angeles, CA 90025  |  (310) 927-2578


Psychiatry and Organizational Consultation

Shahin Sakhi, M.D., Ph.D., Inc.
2100 Sawtelle Blvd., Suite #107
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 927-2578

Private practice:
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy; individual, couple, family, and group.
  • Supervision and consultation for therapists
Teaching and Consulting:


Undergraduate (B.S.) Biology, Suma Cum Laude, 1988
York College of CUNY, Queens, N.Y.
Graduate (Ph.D.) Molecular Neurobiology, 1996
University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Medical (M.D.) Medicine, 1997
University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Psychiatry 1997 to 2001
UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles
Consultant, AKRI Certified   AK Rice Institute for Study of Social Systems
2009 to present
Consultancy Training Systems Centered Training and Research Institute,
2006 to present
Training in Hypnosis Certificate in 100-hr hypnosis training,
Dr. Michael Yapko Hypnosis seminars, 2008
Human Complex Systems  Graduate Certificate, Studying Human Complex Systems through computer and live modeling and simulation
UCLA, 2008
Training in Poetry Therapy National Association of Poetry Therapy,
2004 to present
Drumming Studies Persian Drums,
2008 to present

Honors and Distinctions

  • Member of Honor Society, Alumni, York College of CUNY, N.Y., since 1988
  • Partial Tuition Scholarship, USC, Medical School, 1989
  • Research Fellowship, USC, School of Medicine, 1991-1992
  • Neuroscience Subspecialty Award, Western Section, American Federation of Clinical Research (AFCR) Annual Meeting, Carmel, CA 1994
  • Award Abstract, Medical Student Research Forum, USC, Los Angeles, CA 1994
  • Honorary Membership, American Federation of Clinical Research (AFCR)
  • Abstract chosen by the 1994 Public Information Committee of the Society for Neuroscience for inclusion in the PRESS BOOK for a news release and a press conference because of its special interest.
  • Work cited in Science News Magazine, 146: 431, 1994.
  • AFCR Medical Student Award, Carmel, CA 1995-1996
  • Member of Honor Society, Alumni, USC, since 1997
  • Member of honor society, PHI KAPPA PHI, since 1997
  • Psychiatry Resident Award of excellence, Jansen Pharmaceutical research Foundation, 2000
  • Psychiatry Resident of the Year Award, Pfizer CNS Educational Grant, 2001
  • Curriculum Development, California State Educational Grant, UCLA School of Medicine, 2001
    Developed and organized Geriatric Psychiatry Curriculum for psychiatry residents at UCLA.

Administrative and Consulting Experience

  • President, Grex, West Coast Affiliate of AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems, 2009 to present.
  • Directed a 3-day Group Relations Experiential Learning Conference at UCLA, November 13-15, 2009 titled “Making Choices in an Uncertain World”.
  • Directed a 6 week post conference application seminar, Spring of 2007
  • Directing experiential group dynamics, UC Interdisciplinary Psychoanalytic Consortium (UCIPC) Annual Meeting, Lake Arrowhead, May 2004.
  • Directed an experiential group dynamics workshop, Fall Institute Conference, University of Vermont (UVM), October 2003 and October 2005.
  • UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital:
    • Chief of psychiatric residency curriculum, 2000-2001
    • Chair of curriculum committee in Residency council, 1998-2000
    • Chair of call committee in Residency Council, 1998-2000
  • Univeristy of Southern California (USC):
    • Editor in Chief, USC Journal of Medicine, 1996-1997
    • Associate editor, USC Journal of Medicine, 1995-1996
    • Student Editor, USC Journal of Medicine, 1994-1995
    • Co-president, neuroscience journal club, USC, School of Medicine, 1994-1995

Research Activities

  • Research Internship, Psychology, Mammalogy Department, American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), New York, NY, summers of 1985, '86, & 87
  • Research Fellow, Molecular Neurobiology, Neurology Department, USC, School of Medicine, 1991-1992
  • Ph.D. studies, Research Assistant, Molecular Neurobiology, Neurosciences program, Department of Biological Sciences, USC, 1992-1996
  • Dissertation Topic: p53 induction is a marker of pathologic neuronal apoptosis, 1996

Peer-reviewed Articles

Book Chapter

  • Sakhi S & Schreiber SS. p53 induction is associated with apoptosis in the central nervous system. In Apoptosis Techniques and protocols, ed. J Poirier, Totowa, N.J, Humana Press, 1997.