Bushra Awidi, MD
Medical Director, McLean-Franciscan Child Community-Based Acute Treatment Program
Bushra Awidi, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who treats children with a wide range of complex psychiatric diagnoses. She is passionate about working collaboratively within and across multidisciplinary systems of care to advocate for children and enhance their quality of clinical care. Dr. Awidi spearheaded quality improvement efforts during her training that had a direct impact on clinical outcomes. She served on administrative, training, and leadership committees and her efforts were recognized by awards from Harvard Medical School and the American Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Awidi’s clinical interests include advancing the field of neurodevelopmental disorders. As the medical director of the McLean-Franciscan Child Community-Based Acute Treatment Program and an inpatient child psychiatrist, she frequently encounters the negative impact of the under recognition of these disorders and their interplay with coexisting issues. She has the honor and privilege of working with children alongside a dedicated team of people who have devoted their careers to children’s mental health.
Education & Training
- 2010 MD, October 6 University, Egypt
- 2014-2018 Adult Psychiatry Residency, Harvard South Shore Program, Harvard Medical School
- 2018-2020 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, MGH/McLean Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
- 2017 Medical License, Board of Registration in Medicine, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- 2018 Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology