Rishi Kakar

Chief Scientific Officer

Pompano Beach, FL

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Board Certified Psychiatrist and experienced Principal Investigator with a demonstrated history of working in the research industry with rich experience in Clinical Protocol Development and Execution. Committed to exploring new treatments for patients suffering from mental illness. Currently working as a Chief Scientific Officer for Segal Trials and helping plan and implement scientific strategy for this dynamic organization. Very excited to be leading the division of Psychedelic medicine and research at Segal Trials focusing on investigating mechanisms, biomarkers and therapeutic potential of psychedelics and Cannabis through rigorous research. Principal investigator for phase I- IV CNS clinical trials in indications including depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, pain, dementia and substance use. Extensive experience and special interest in early phase and first in human trial designs in CNS and psychedelic space. Strong educational background with psychiatry training from Georgetown University and specialized training from National Institute of Mental Health.

Work experience

Jun 2017 - Present

Segal Trials

Chief Scientific Officer

Sep 2015 - Present

Segal Institute for Clinical Research

Associate Medical Director

Jul 2011 - Present

Primary Investigator, Board Certified Psychiatrist

Conduct Phase I, II, III and IV studies in therapeutic areas of Depression, Bipolar d/o, Schizophrenia, Pain, alcohol and opioid dependence in inpatient and outpatient settings

Jun 2010 - Present

Innovative Clinical Trials

Chief Scientific Officer

2013 - 2013

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Jun 2010 - Jul 2011

National Institute of Mental Health

PSYCHIATRY FELLOW

2008 - 2010

Georgetown University Hospital

Psychiatry Resident

Education

Georgetown University Medical Center

Psychiatry

2002 - 2006

Albany Medical College

Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)

1994 - 1998

Bachelors of Science with concentration in Neurosciences, Neuroscience

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