Dr. Abid K. Nazeer M.D., FASAM is a practicing psychiatrist with board certifications in both psychiatry and addiction medicine, and is the current Chief Medical Officer for Wesana Health. He has held medical director and leadership positions in various healthcare settings, beginning with his training at Louisiana State University where he was elected chief resident. Dr. Nazeer then went on to lead the PTSD clinic at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center before transitioning to inpatient, partial, and outpatient private practice. In 2016, he founded Advanced Psychiatric Solutions (APS Ketamine), pioneering the first dedicated outpatient psychiatric based ketamine clinic in the Midwest. APS Ketamine, starting in Oak Brook, IL, grew to a second location on the Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago, and has successfully completed over 3000 IV ketamine treatments for mental health and substance use disorders.
Dr. Nazeer designed his clinic model to incorporate comprehensive psychiatric services such as traditional pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, neurocognitive testing, neuromodulation, pharmacogenetics, and outcome measurement; as the foundation of ketamine therapy. He is regarded as an expert in the clinical application of ketamine within the psychiatric setting and provides peer education about ketamine topics such as screening, assessment, quality assurance, and standards of care.