Dr. Wassef is specialized in addiction psychiatry, skilled board-certified psychiatrist, particularly interested in the mind-body connection and utilizing a creative and cooperative pathway to wellness. While providing an expert opinion, Dr. Wassef very much is interested in working together with you. So, in a caring fashion, a careful assessment of your symptoms is conducted, including a full medical history, to then devise a treatment plan.Dr. Wassef is available either as a sole provider for mental health issues or as a compliment to your already existing psychotherapy or counseling.

Special areas of experience and interest are addiction psychiatry, depression, anxiety, adult ADD, PTSD, relationships, and stress management. Dr. Wassef has lived in various metropolitan cities providing a unique exposure and understanding of diverse cultural backgrounds and religions.
I had my addiction psychiatry training from University of Pennsylvania. That allowed me to offer my patients the opportunity to try new and effective medications and leading edge clinical care. I invite you to visit my profile to learn more about my service and treatment approach.

Dr. Wassef has over 15 years’ experience in addiction medicine and is certified as an addiction psychiatrist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). He also has the distinction of being a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Wassef had his Psychiatry training at Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN and his addiction psychiatry training at the University of Pennsylvania. That allowed him to offer his patients the opportunity to try new and effective medications and leading edge clinical care.

He served as medical director of several programs, including an acute inpatient psychiatry unit and medical detox unit at Christ Hospital, Jersey City. He is the acting chairman for the Psychiatry department at Christ Hospital, Jersey City. He is also the founding and medical director of Care First Medical Group, LLC.

Dr. Wassef is specialized in addiction psychiatry and is a double board-certified psychiatrist who is particularly interested in the mind-body connection and utilizing a creative and cooperative pathway to wellness. While providing an expert opinion, Dr. Wassef is very much interested in working together with you. So, in a caring fashion, a careful assessment of your symptoms is conducted, including a full medical history, to then devise a treatment plan. Dr. Wassef is available either as a sole provider for mental health issues or as a compliment to your already existing psychotherapy or counseling.

Special areas of experience and interest are addiction psychiatry, Suboxone ®, Vivtrol ® treatment, depression, anxiety, adult ADD, PTSD, relationships, and stress management. Dr. Wassef has lived in various metropolitan cities providing a unique exposure and understanding of diverse cultural backgrounds and religions.

Dr. Wassef has lectured nationally on substance abuse treatment and pain management in chemically dependent patients, and has published several journal articles on substance abuse. As recently as May 2014, Dr. Wassef is internationally renowned in providing cutting edge detoxification from all substances of abuse, as well as medical management of pain. He also provides advanced techniques and support for relapse prevention.