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Society of Iranian Psychiatrists of North America

Dear colleagues and friends,

I hope you and your family had a healthy, happy and prosperous year and enjoyed our Persian Holidays.

Now our Annual meeting is coming up in a week or so. During the past couple of years due to the COVID and other issues we lost the track of the direction of  SIPNA . That lead to a series of misunderstandings and unfortunate mishaps. This year we have a wonderful program to help us to regroup and grow ;

  1. On Monday May 22nd at 6 PM we will gather for an Educational Meeting at,
    American Bites Restaurant  ( Maykadeh )
    478 Green Street, San Francisco
    Tel , 415-834-5454
  2. On Tuesday May 23rd ,noon to 5 we will have SIPNA’s ANNUAL ASSEMBLY at
    Rooms 23 and 24, 4 th floor of Hilton at Union Square, San Francisco.
    12 to 2 PM lunch and 2 to 5 our  general assembly.

We will review our accomplishments and the need for ADDENDUM  to our BYLAW of 1986 to address our current needs for a democratic and progressive  society.

I request the presence of all the Licensed Psychiatrists in the North America to join and vote. Others are welcomed to join the discussions.

Kambiz Pahlavan, MD, DLFAACAP, DLFAPA


Society of Iranian Psychiatrists of North America (SIPNA) is a professional, non-profit, non-political organization that was founded in 1982 by Dr. Iraj Siassi. SIPNA aims to connect Iranian psychiatrists of North America. In addition, SIPNA promotes, generates and disseminates scholarly information and research on psychiatry and related fields among mental health professionals of Iranian origin.


1. Promoting public awareness for mental health and psychiatric disorders

2. Supporting our community with arrangement of referral mechanism for Iranians in need of professional help with promotion of the highest quality care for individuals with mental illness

3. Facilitating scholarly research by promoting collaboration between SIPNA members

4. Acting as a liaison between international medical and psychiatric associations for educational and cultural exchange

5. Maintaining close relationship with Iranian medical and psychiatric societies

6. Providing a platform for sharing experiences, knowledge, scholarly works, and publications

7. Organizing scientific meetings for physicians and conducting educational conferences for the public

Objectives of SIPNA

1- Establishment of and maintenance of communication and ties among  our colleagues who share the proud persoan heritage.

2-to provide the educational and cultural information related to the field of psychiatry for Iranians in this country and Iran and other countries abroad the other countries.

3-To assist Iranian Physicians who are interested in psychiatric training in the US and Canada.

4-to maintain an up-to-date directory of psychiatrists in North America.

5-to establish direct connection through the website with the  Iranian psychiatric Association and psychitric associations of iranians in other countries.

6-Encourage psychiatric research among Iranian psychiatrists by providing them with the forum for in our website.


Is responsible for carrying out the policies established by the Board of Trustees.
It is also responsible for day-to-day operation of SIPNA.


Is the official governing body of SIPNA .
It establishes Sipna’s policies and long term goals.

Dear colleagues ;
Our membership is open to every psychiatrist with Iranian background who is residing at North America ( USA and Canada ).
1- If you are in training or graduaterd in the field of psychiatry,you can become a full Member of our society with all the previleges as a Member without any membership fee on the yearly basis.
please fill out the-short questionair at the bottom of the site at “Contat us“
or send your information to linfo@sipna.net”
we would send you a “Certificate of Membership “.

2- Associate Membership :
Any Mental Health professional with Iranian Background also can join our Society as Associate Members and enjoy full Associate membership benefits without paying any membership Fee on yearly basis.
please sign up by filling the short application under “contact Us” posted at the bottom of our websit or email your information to “ info@sipna.net”.
we would send you a “membership Certificate”.

looking forward for an stronger and more unified voice in Mental Health Advocacy amoung our new generations.
Together, we can make a big difference,

Sipna Executive Committee.

IBN SINA, “The Psychiatrist of the world”


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