Assistant professor of psychiatry, Kuwait University, Kuwait

Assistant professor of psychiatry, University of Toronto, Canada

Head of the Mental Health Unit at Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital, Kuwait

Residency Program Director for the Kuwait Board of Psychiatry, Kuwait

President of the Kuwait Psychiatric Association


  • Completed his psychiatry residency, mood & anxiety disorders fellowship and medical education fellowship at the University of Toronto. He also trained in mood disorders at the Stanford University bipolar clinic and the Tufts Medical Center mood disorders clinic. He completed a Masters of Public Health (MPH) at Johns Hopkins University.
  • Previously served as Founding Head of Mood & Anxiety Disorders, Inaugural Director of Education and Interim Chief of Psychiatry at the Kuwait Center for Mental Health – Kuwait’s national mental health hospital.
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is certified in public health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.
  • Alsuwaidan is widely-sought internationally as a speaker and educator in mental health. He has received numerous awards and grants for his work including, most notably, the Association for Academic Psychiatry Fellowship, the Lilly Young Investigator Fellowship in Bipolar Disorder, The University of Toronto Research, Innovation and Scholarship in Education (RISE) grant and the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Leadership Fellowship – considered one of the most prestigious and selective resident fellowships in psychiatry. He has also held leadership positions within the APA. In 2014, he was selected as an honorary fellow of the APA and in 2015 he was selected as the first “Bipolar Scholar” for the Middle East region by the International Society for Bipolar Disorders and was awarded the Inaugural University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry Alumni Volunteerism Award for his work in promoting mental health globally.