- M.D., Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran Iran, Islamic Republic Of 2008
- Psychiatry, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, 2013
- Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, 2018
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology 2017
Dr. Paria Zarrinnegar is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist who joined the faculty in 2018.
Dr. Zarrinnegar grew up in the hilly north part of Tehran, where she completed her medical training at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. She then moved to the United States in 2009 to join her family. Dr. Zarrinnegar worked as a volunteer at Intercultural Psychiatry Program (IPP) for 2 years where she developed her interest in cross cultural psychiatry and trauma-related disorders. She then completed her residency and child & adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Oregon Health& Science University.
As a child & adolescent psychiatrist, she partners with kids and their families for a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment and emphasizes the role of high quality evidence based psychotherapeutic interventions in her work. In addition to providing outpatient psychiatric care for children and youth, Dr. Zarrinnegar provides child & adult psychiatric phone consultation to primary care providers through OPAL program.
Dr. Zarrinnegar has co-authored a book chapter and given presentations on mental health treatment for refugees and immigrants. As a clinical educator, Dr. Zarrinnegar is co-leading psychotherapy seminars for child & adolescent psychiatry fellows and supervises psychiatry residents in their clinical work.
Dr. Zarrinnegar is a board certified psychiatrist, a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, as well as Oregon Psychoanalytic Center. She is the recipient of diversity scholarship award from Oregon Psychoanalytic Center in 2018.Read more