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Patrick Amar, MD

Medical Director of the Psychiatric Emergency Services
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Phone: 404-727-8003

Fax: 404-727-5886



Patrick is a community psychiatrist and psychoanalyst.  He is the site-primary investigator for the ACES Project and the RAISE Project, both NIMH-funded research projects based at Grady.  He and his team are investigating environmental factors such as trauma and cannabis use that hasten the onset of first-episode psychosis and influence symptomatology.  He also serves curriculum chair and faculty member for the Emory Psychoanalytic Institute were he lectures on a variety of topics including psychopathology, gender and sexuality, and object relations. 

He is currently part-time faculty while he and his partner raise their beautiful baby boy.