Aryan Sarparast, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine
  • Research Associate, Social Neuroscience and Psychotherapy Lab


Dr. Aryan Sarparast, M.D., is an outpatient psychiatrist in the OHSU Adult Psychiatry Clinic where he sees patients for medication management and psychotherapy. He is involved in psychotherapy teaching and trainee supervision. Dr. Sarparast's scholarly work focuses on drug-drug interactions between medications prescribed in psychiatry and MDMA or psilocybin. He is passionate about working with marginalized groups and wants his patients to know that he welcomes and values patients of all ethnicities, races, languages, religions, abilities, sexual orientation, and cultures.

Education and training

    • B.Sc., 2011, University of Oregon
    • M.D., 2017, University of Central Florida
  • Residency

    • Adult Psychiatry, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2021

Memberships and associations:

  • Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative
  • Oregon Psychiatric Physicians Association
  • OHSU Psychedelic Medicine Research Collaborative
  • COVID-19 Wellness Task Force

Areas of interest

  • PTSD
  • Narrative medicine
  • Culturally-informed care
  • Psychedelic science

Honors and awards

  • Austen Riggs Center Psychiatry Resident Award for Excellence in Psychotherapy, 2019
  • Runner-Up in Richard Selzer Prize in Literature, 2014


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