Nahla A. Mahgoub, M.B.,B.S.
Nahla Mahgoub, MD is the Director of Fellowship Training in Geriatric Psychiatry, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. She is a full time faculty member and attending psychiatrist in the geriatric inpatient unit.
Dr. Mahgoub graduated from the University of Alexandria in Egypt and completed a Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. She then joined Weill Cornell University, Westchester Division, and demonstrated outstanding commitment to the geriatric psychiatry program, both administratively and clinically, and served as the Associate Director of Fellowship Training in Geriatric Psychiatry. She is an active member in the American Psychiatric Association, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, and New Jersey Psychiatric Association. She is a member of the Teaching and Training Committee of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. She is also a member of the Geriatric and Psychopharmacology Committees of the New Jersey Psychiatric Association. She achieved ABPN subspecialty certification in geriatric psychiatry. She has been productive in geriatric psychiatry publications, primarily in the areas of clinical patient care and authored numerous case reports, case challenges, continuing medical education, review articles, abstracts, and book chapters. She has published in prestigious psychiatry journals including the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Journal of the American Geriatric Society, Academic Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, and Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. She is a co-director of the "Writing and Career Development Workshop" at Weill Cornell University, Westchester Division, which has greatly assisted in mentoring and helping our own fellows and junior faculty publish.
Dr. Mahgoub has keen interests in geriatric psychopharmacology, late-life depression, and cognitive impairments. She teaches and supervises geriatric fellows on a daily basis in the inpatient unit. She also teaches and supervises psychiatry residents and medical students. She is a regular lecturer throughout the year in the didactic curriculum and has pioneered the use of quizzes to enhance learning. She has received multiple awards from the New Jersey Psychiatric Association for “Best Papers”. She also received the "Teacher of the Year" Award from the graduating geriatric fellows, the “Academic Mentorship” Award from the geriatric fellows, and nominated for the “Physician of the Year” Award by the inpatient services.