Dr. Taghizadeh “Dr. T”
Dr. Taghizadeh, also known as “Dr. T”, is a Johns Hopkins trained psychiatrist who is Board Certified in both General Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He also specializes in Sports Psychiatry. He was featured in Baltimore Magazine as a “TopDoc” for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.
He grew up in the greater Baltimore area and graduated from the Gilman School where he was a wrestling All-American.
He attended James Madison University and graduated Magna Cum Laude where he was also a 4 year varsity letter winner on the NCAA Division I wrestling team. In his senior year, he was JMU’s sole nominee for the prestigious NCAA Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship, which is considered to be the NCAA’s highest academic award.
He received his M.D. from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and was selected to be in the Combined Accelerated Program in Psychiatry (CAPP).
He completed his General Adult Psychiatry Residency and his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at Johns Hopkins. He served as Chief Resident from 2008-2009.
In 2018, Dr. T was selected as a Distinguished Fellow by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP).
Dr. T is currently a faculty instructor at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry where he teaches seminars and supervises residents.
He is a member of the Health Committee at Gilman School where he works with administrators and other physicians to optimize the physical and mental health of students.He also works with the “Positive Strides” and “Sidelined” programs to support elite athletes dealing with the emotional impact of significant injuries.
He currently serves on the Board of Associates for KidsPeace since 2013, a charitable organization dedicated to serving the behavioral and mental health needs of children, families, and communities.
Dr. T also serves as Medical Director of the “Catch a Lift” Fund, a Non Profit organization aimed to serve wounded military veterans through physical fitness and mental wellness.
He is an active member of both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has served on several professional committees including Council of the Maryland Psychiatric Society from 2010-2015, Chairman of the Resident and Fellows Committee of the Maryland Psychiatric Society, and the Resident Representative of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry.
In 2019, Dr. T founded Mindset Training Institute to improve performance in competitive athletes by addressing emotional barriers including performance anxiety, managing injuries and the recovery process, teaching mental skills training, developing a competitive mindset and creating a plan to achieve fulfillment in sports and transition to life after.
He has also been asked to give numerous lectures to both professional groups for continuing education, high school groups and athletic teams on various topics of interest.
Dr. Taghizadeh specializes in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), ADHD, Learning Disorders,
Mood Disorders, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Sports Psychiatry for children, adults, and families in Lutherville, MD, and its surrounding communities.
If you are in need of a Baltimore Psychiatrist please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Taghizadeh today.