Saad A. Shakir, M.D.,DLFAPA

Board-Certified Psychiatrist

ALUMNI OF: University of Baghdad
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  • Mood and anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorders
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Substance abuse


  • Chief Resident, Acting Chief of the Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic- Senior Resident
    Department of Psychiatry, Stanford Medical Center, Stanford, CA
  • Fellowship in chemical dependency and substance abuse: At Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
  • Senior Resident, Adult Psychiatry Clinic, Stanford University Medical Center and Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital, Palo Alto, CA
  • First and Second Year Adult Psychiatry Resident, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 722 W. 168 th Street, New York, NY 10032
  • Resident in Neuro-Psychiatry, Medical City Teaching Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Rotating Internship, Medical City teaching Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Baghdad University Medical School, Baghdad, Iraq


  • Certification of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Diplomate of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • State of California Medical Licenses No. A030321
  • State and Maine Medical License No. 8413
  • FLEX Examination, December 1975, State of Maine
  • Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates (E.C.F.M.G.)

In-Network Insurance

Aetna Inc.
Alignment Health
Cigna Inc
Healthnet Inc
Humana Inc
MHN Inc.
Medicare Inc
Tricare Inc
Anthem Blue Cross of California Inc
Blue Shield of CA Inc
United Health Care Inc.
Optum Behavioral Health

As a board-certified neuropsychiatrist with years of experience, Dr. Shakir has devoted his career to advancing the field of psychiatry and improving his patient’s lives.

He is the founder and medical director of Silicon Valley Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a cutting-edge treatment for depression recognized as an “International Center of Excellence.” He has also developed the Silicon Valley Integrated Sleep Center and the Silicon Valley Center for Medical Weight Loss, providing personalized patient care.

Dr. Shakir leverages the latest advancements in neuro-behavioral medicine and neuro-modulation, strongly emphasizing neuroplasticity, neurotransmitters, neuropsychology, neuropharmacology, brain imaging techniques, and cognitive-behavioral therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), deep brain stimulation (DBS), and neurofeedback.

Throughout his illustrious career, he has held various leadership roles, including serving as the president of the California TMS Society (2012 – Present) and as a member of the Clinical TMS Society (National and International TMS Society) (2013 – 2017). He has also been an adjunct clinical faculty member at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, since 1978.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Shakir has contributed to psychiatry through various research studies, including a TMS study for OCD and an Exceed Trial for Lexapro. He has also published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented his research at various conferences.

His many contributions have not gone unnoticed. He was honored as a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Fellow of the American College of International Physicians, and the Life Achievement Award from the Iraqi Medical Science Association in the United States.

Dr. Shakir is also an active member of several professional societies, including the American Psychiatric Association, the Santa Clara County Medical Society, the American College of Executive Physicians, the California Medical Association, the Northern California Psychiatric Society, the Northern California Psychiatric Society, and the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society.