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Sacred Heart Hospital Welcomes Neuropsychiatrist

April 3, 2009
Contact: Lauren L. Fetterman
610.776.4590 / lfetterm@shh.org

Sacred Heart Hospital Welcomes Neuropsychiatrist

ALLENTOWN – Sacred Heart Hospital is proud to welcome Adnan Zawawi, M.D., a neuropsychiatrist, to our staff.

Dr. Zawawi earned an undergraduate degree in General Science in 1971 from Riyad University (now King Saud University) in Saudi Arabia. He later graduated summa cum laude from Riyad University School of Medicine in 1976.

After completing an internship at Riyad University School of Medicine and serving on staff at the Riyad University School of Medicine Maternity Hospital, Dr. Zawawi took several preparatory courses for necessary exams at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia and then completed an internship in internal medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia in 1982. He completed a residency program at Norristown State Hospital in Norristown in 1985.

Dr. Zawawi served as an attending physician at Norristown State Hospital from 1985 – 1988, where he was the Assistant Director of the Intensive Care Unit, taught residents, and consulted for psychiatric patients. He completed a fellowship at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1989 and served as a Consultation Liaison in Psychiatry. He completed residency programs in Neurology at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia in 1992 and at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia in 1993. From 1994 – 1997, Dr. Zawawi served in private practice in neurology and psychiatry in Valley Forge and provided consultation services for Phoenixville Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Zawawi has served as an instructor and professor at Norristown State Hospital, the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Temple University, and DeSales University. He currently maintains an office at KidsPeace Hospital in Orefield and a private practice in Easton.

He is a member of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, the American Academy of Neurology, and the Academy of Neuroscience. He is board certified in Neurology, Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry, and Behavioral Neurology, and he is an American Board of Disability Analyst Senior Diplomate. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Georgia.

Sacred Heart Hospital is a 233-bed Catholic medical center located in central Allentown, Pa. Founded in 1912, Sacred Heart Hospital offers a wide range of advanced medical services ranging from acute rehabilitation to bariatric services to adult psychiatric services. A network of physician practices throughout Lehigh and Northampton Counties provide complete primary and pediatric medical care to the region’s residents. Sacred Heart Hospital is nationally recognized in case management, as a Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery, and its Transitional Care Facility was granted a Five-Star rating by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Additional information is available at www.shh.org.


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