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Peter Alahi, MD

Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Attending Psychiatrist

Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine


Building & Room:

Atrium Building


900 Main Street, Suite 720, Peoria, IL, 61602

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Dr. Peter Alahi is a 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 was an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Feinberg School of Medicine-Northwestern University and a member of the Asher Depression Center until relocating to Peoria to join the Psychiatry department at UICOMP and serving as the 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 served for many years as the 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) as well as having been 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 of psychiatry residents, including supervising outpatient psychopharmacology clinics in PGY-2, 3, and 4 years as well as supervising the psychodynamic psychotherapy clinic in the department for PGY-3 and 4 residents. Dr. Alahi also supervises the PGY-4 psychiatry elective in student mental health services at nearby Bradley University and supervises both PGY-4 psychiatry as well as PGY-1 through PGY-3 internal medicine residents at Heartland Psychopharmacology Clinic on Knoxville. Dr. Alahi is also the psychiatry faculty reviewer for the medical school's Rural Student Preceptor Program and serves on the school Faculty Promotion and Tenure Committee.

Dr. Alahi has won numerous teaching and service awards, including the department’s Faculty of the Year Award and the Commonwealth Award.

Professional Leadership

Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, American Psychiatric Association


- BA, Biological Basis of Behavior, University of Pennsylvania
- MD, University of Pennsylvania
- Residency, McGaw Medical Center, Northwestern University

Licensures and Certifications

  • Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Licensed in the state of Illinois