Vice President of Clinical Development
Dr. Elkashef brings to INSYS more than 30 years of clinical practice and research experience. A psychiatrist by training, he served for more than a decade at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (N.I.D.A.), which is part of the National Institutes of Health (N.I.H.), ultimately as a clinical trials branch chief. Most recently, he has served as director of research at the U.A.E.’s National Rehabilitation Center since 2010. Earlier in his career, he served as a senior staff fellow at the N.I.H.’s National Institute on Mental Health (N.I.M.H.) as a schizophrenia researcher.
In connection with his extensive research experience, Dr. Elkashef has contributed as an author to dozens of peer-reviewed journal articles and has been recognized with a variety of medical and academic awards. He completed his residency in psychiatry at the W.S. Hall Psychiatric Institute at University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., and at the University of Maryland Medical School in Baltimore, Md. His teaching experience includes 10 years as an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.