Fawzy Fawzy, M.D.

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UCLA FDB Contact/Coordinator, Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Associate Director, Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior Member, Adult Psychiatry Member, JCCC Cancer Prevention & Control Member, JCCC Patients and Survivors Program Area
M.D., University of Cairo Faculty of Medicine, 1968
1975 - 1976 UCLA School of Medicine
1968 - 1969 University of Cairo Hospital
1974 - 1975 UCLA School of Medicine
1973 - 1974 West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Med Ctr
1970 - 1973 Guy's Hospital

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Affiliated with UCLA since 1973, Dr. Fawzy's main area of research is the interface of psychiatry and medicine, specifically psycho-oncology. Dr. Fawzy has authored 109 published manuscripts, articles and chapters, including "A structured psychiatric intervention for cancer patients: I. Changes over time in methods of coping and affective disturbance," "A structured psychiatric intervention for cancer patients: II. Changes over time in immunologic measures," and "Malignant Melanoma: Effects of an early structured psychiatric intervention, coping, and affective state on recurrence and survival 6 years later," Archives of General Psychiatry, 1990, 1990, 1993, and 2003 respectively; the manual entitled, "A Structured Psychoeducational Intervention for Cancer Patients," General Hospital Psychiatry, 1994, and "Critical Review of Psychosocial Interventions in Cancer Care," Archives of General Psychiatry, 1995.

In addition, he has co-edited four books. Dr. Fawzy serves as a consultant to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the American Cancer Society (ACS). He is a member of the review committee for the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. Professional societies include: Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (England), the American Psychiatric Association, the American College of Psychiatrists, the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists, and the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. Dr. Fawzy is past President of the American Society of Psychiatric Oncology and AIDS, and past President of the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS).


A selected list of publications:

Binesh Nader, Huda Amir, Thomas M Albert, Wyckoff Nathaniel, Bugbee Mary, Han Steven, Rasgon Natalie, Davanzo Pablo, Sayre James, Guze Barry, Martin Paul, Fawzy Fawzy   Hepatic encephalopathy: a neurochemical, neuroanatomical, and neuropsychological study Journal of applied clinical medical physics / American College of Medical Physics, 2006; 7(1): 86-96.
Canada Andrea L, Fawzy Nancy W, Fawzy Fawzy I   Personality and disease outcome in malignant melanoma Journal of psychosomatic research, 2005; 58(1): 19-27.
Fawzy Fawzy I, Canada Andrea L, Fawzy Nancy W   Malignant melanoma: effects of a brief, structured psychiatric intervention on survival and recurrence at 10-year follow-up Archives of general psychiatry, 2003; 60(1): 100-3.

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