Rochester, Minnesota




Osama A. Abulseoud, M.D., is an assistant professor of psychiatry. He received extensive post-residency clinical and research training at the University of California, Los Angeles; the Magnetic Resonance Center established by Huntington Medical Research Institutes; and Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Abulseoud's translational research focuses on discovering novel therapeutic interventions suitable for testing in clinical trials and elucidating the role of glutamatergic signaling in the development of the comorbidity between addictive and mood disorders.

Focus areas

  • Animal models of mania and addiction
  • Identifying new targets and mechanisms of action for deep brain stimulation in preclinical models
  • Translating preclinical findings into proof-of-concept clinical trials
  • Neurobiology of addiction and mood disorders
  • Magnetic resonance spectroscopy in psychiatric disorders
  • Psychopharmacology of addiction and bipolar disorders
  • Bipolar disorder and alcoholism comorbidity
  • Thyroid acceleration and augmentation strategies in depression

Significance to patient care

The goal of Dr. Abulseoud's translational research is to understand the neurobiological mechanisms of addictive and mood disorders and to identify potential targets that could facilitate the discovery of novel effective therapeutic interventions.

Professional highlights

  • Member, Research Society on Alcoholism, 2011-present
  • Committee member, International Arab Addiction Board, 2011
  • Best teacher award, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 2011
  • Member, Society of Biological Psychiatry, 2010-present
  • Alumnus, Career Development Institute for Bipolar Disorder, University of Pittsburgh, 2006


See my publications


Academic Rank

  1. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


  1. Fellow - Addiction Psychiatry Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. Fellow - Brain MR Spectroscopy Huntington Medical Research Institutes
  3. Fellow - Research Fellow, Mood Disorder University of California
  4. Resident - General Psychiatry University of California
  5. Resident - General Psychiatry University of Southern California
  6. Internship - General Psychiatry University of Southern California
  7. Research Associate University of Southern California
  8. Diploma - Internal Medicine Ain Shams University
  9. Resident - General Surgery Cairo University
  10. MSc - General Surgery Cairo University
  11. Internship - General Surgery Cairo University
  12. MD - Medicine Cairo University

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