Ariel Çomo, MD, PhD

Ariel Como

MD, Professor of Psychiatry at the Tirana Medical University, is currently clinical Head of Psychiatry Division, Department of Neuroscience, Tirana University Hospital Center “Mother Tereza”, Deputy Dean for Continuing Medical Education at the Faculty of Medicine, Tirana Medical University; member of the Directors’ Council of postgraduate schools in Neurosciences (including General Psychiatry and, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry), member of the National Steering Committee on Reforming the Mental Health Sector, and member of working group on developing inter-sectorial strategy on Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

During 2008 – 2014 served as General Deputy Director of the University Hospital Center. Since 2010 is National Coordinator at the South East European Autism Network, and Scientific Director of the Tirana Regional Center on Autism. Dr. Çomo received M.D. in 1994 and postgraduate residency in Psychiatry in 1999 at the Tirana Faculty of Medicine, specialization course in Child Neuropsychiatry at the University of Pavia, Italy, the doctoral degree on ‘Trans-generational Transmission of Trauma’ at the Tirana University.

During 2011 – 2016 he was postdoc fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, on the “Research Training Socio-Economics of Mental Health Delivery in South Eastern Europe” at The Nicholas C. Petris Center. He served as Medical Director and Consultant for the ‘Albanian Rehabilitation Center on Trauma and Torture’, ‘International Organization of Migration’ and other non-governmental organizations or programs in different periods.