Dr. Shahla Modir, MD
Shahla Modir, MD joins APN Lodge as Chief Medical Officer with over ten years of experience in addiction, psychiatry, and integrative medicine. She is dual board-certified in Addiction and Psychiatry, serving as a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and its Addiction Psychiatry certification. Dr. Modir completed a residency in General Psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a 2-year fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at UCLA Medical Center.
For the past ten years, Dr. Modir has worked as medical director and chief psychiatrist for various dual diagnosis residential facilities. She collaborated with the leading experts from UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Program to develop inpatient evidence-based treatment programs. This blend of experience has built her the credibility to evaluate and treat even the most complicated of patients. Dr. Modir has often served as an Addiction Psychiatry expert on various TV shows including The Doctors, Dr. Oz, Dr. Drew Life Changers, and the local ABC news.
Dr. Modir is a licensed buprenorphine provider and a dual diagnosis expert. She received an NIH grant to study the effects of acupuncture and motivational interviewing on methamphetamine withdrawal symptoms and is trained in evidence-based psycho-social therapies such as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. She also has expertise in pharmacogenetic testing and MTHFR mutations.
To round out her expertise at APN, Dr. Modir is also an Integrative Medicine expert. She is certified by UCLA-HMI to perform medical acupuncture and has completed a 2-year clinical Ayurvedic medicine specialist program. She was a Bravewell scholar and completed the Associate Fellowship at the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine, led by renowned expert, Dr. Andrew Weil. She worked as an integrative medicine specialist and lecturer with Dr. Deepak Chopra at the Chopra Center. She also wrote a chapter for the textbook, Integrative Cardiology, edited by Jack Vogel, M.D., on Ayurvedic approaches to cardiovascular disease.