Ayman Fanous, MD
Chair, Department Psychiatry

Department Contact:
Kristen Neugebauer
Phone: 602-827-2972
@email

Ayman Fanous, MD

Brief Bio

Dr. Ayman Fanous — who also serves as the chair of Psychiatry at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix — came to the Valley after a five-year tenure at State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center. He served as their chair of Psychiatry and as a professor of Psychiatry.

A renowned psychiatrist, researcher and leader, Dr. Fanous' unique expertise is at the intersection of clinical psychiatry, genetics-genomics and precision medicine. His work has advanced the understanding of the molecular causes of acute psychiatric disorders, so that treatment can be better targeted and personalized to help patients.

His work — which has been extensively supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) — continues on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus through the recently expanded relationship with the Phoenix VA Health Care System.

Dr. Fanous has published more than 120 articles in peer-reviewed journals. His current research projects highlight the experience of minority populations, such as persons of African Ancestry and Latino Ancestry, who have been poorly represented in large genomic studies and who have suffered from disparities in health care and outcomes.