Dr. Abassi is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in adult psychiatry. He is also Board-certified in Geriatric Psychiatry. He completed his Fellowship training in Geriatric Psychiatry and Adult Psychiatry from the Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio in 2007. He performed psychiatric externship at Veterans Administration Hospital in Washington DC in 2001-2002. He graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College in 1993. He specializes in treating dementia, delirium, cognitive disorders, anxiety, depression, psychotic disorders, adjustment disorder and medication and drug-induced depression and psychotic disorders. He provides an individualized treatment program that encourages each and every patient to work to their greatest potential and empowers families to assist their loved ones in the treatment process. He also directs behavior healthcare units in nursing facilities. He is a member of numerous professional organizations and associations, such as the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP), the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the Psychiatric Society Of Virginia. Dr. Abassi has been living in the Northern Virginia area since 1996.