Peter Alahi, MDProfessor of Clinical Psychiatry University of Illinois College of Medicine PeoriaPsychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Dr. Peter Alahi is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP). He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Alahi received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed his residency in general adult psychiatry at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago where he served as Chief Resident his final year.
Dr. Alahi was an Assistant Professor at Northwestern and member of the Asher Depression Center until relocating to Peoria to join the Psychiatry department at UICOMP and serve as Associate Medical Director at Zeller Mental Health Center just prior to its closure. He is the former Regional Clinical Director for Regions 3 and 4 of the Division of Mental Health, Department of Human Services, State of Illinois and sat on the Governing Body of McFarland Mental Health Center. Dr. Alahi is the current Outpatient Division Director for UICOMP’s Department of Psychiatry and had previously been the medical director for the Department’s Center for the Implementation of Medication Algorithms (CIMA). Dr. Alahi is currently in charge of the department’s Electroconvulsive (ECT) and rapid Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) services.
Dr. Alahi is active in multiple aspects of clinical teaching including outpatient psychopharmacology in PGY-2, 3 and 4 years as well as psychodynamic psychotherapy in PGY-3 and 4 years. Dr. Alahi also supervises the PGY-3 rotation in developmental delay community clinics as well as PGY-4 electives in student mental health services at nearby Bradley University. Dr. Alahi has won numerous teaching and service awards including the department’s Faculty of the Year Award as well as the Commonwealth Award. Dr. Alahi excels in teaching our psychiatry residents as course director for mood disorders, psychopharmacology, sleep disorder as well as substance abuse disorder.