Professor Farooq Khan

Psychiatrist in Birmingham


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Professor Farooq Khan is a distinguished consultant psychiatrist based in Birmingham. He is renowned for his expertise in the comprehensive management of a range of mental health conditions, including dementia, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, cognitive impairment, and bipolar disorder. Professor Khan is additionally a registered specialist in old age psychiatry.

Professor Khan qualified in medicine from Deccan College of Medical Science in India in 1998, before pursuing further training in psychiatry. In this period, he achieved an MD in psychiatry from the Institute of Mental Health in Hyderabad, India. After relocating to the UK, Professor Khan achieved membership, and later fellowship, of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He has served as a consultant psychiatrist at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust since 2012, where he also held the senior position of clinical director of psychiatric specialties and dementia frailty for several years. He currently sees private patients at the Priory Wellbeing Centre in Birmingham.

In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Professor Khan holds a number of senior roles, including clinical lead for dementia for the West Midlands with NHS England and NHS Improvement, and chair of the Dementia Steering Committee for the Birmingham and Solihull ICB. He also served as an elected member of the Executive Board of the Royal College of Psychiatrists for several years. Professor Khan is a fellow of the Indian Psychiatric Society and has published a wealth of academic papers in medical journals.

Professor Khan is also a leading name in medical education, serving as a visiting professor at the University of Chester and an honorary senior clinical lecturer at Aston University. He also obtained a Master’s in medical education from Stafford University in 2014.

Professor Khan is dedicated to advancing quality of mental health care, particularly through integrated support services within the community. In 2010, his multidisciplinary team pilot project was awarded second prize in the Board Challenge Awards at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. He has also led similar projects with the aim of enhancing non-pharmacological management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

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