Kiran Khalid, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM), is the recipient of this year’s Early Career Development Award by the Association for Academic Psychiatry.

“This is a great honor for me,” said Khalid, who will receive the award at the association's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, in September. “I am grateful to my mentors who have guided me over the years and to our department and institution for the support in my growth as an early career psychiatrist.”

Robert Trestman, VTCSOM professor and chair of psychiatry and behavioral medicine, nominated Khalid for the honor.

“Upon joining our department in 2020, Dr. Khalid quickly distinguished herself as a motivated educator,” he said. “This national recognition further establishes the faculty of VTCSOM as national leaders, clearly adding to the rapidly developing reputation of VTCSOM and Carilion Clinic.”

About the award

  • It is designed to recognize promising junior faculty.
  • Recipients are linked with more senior faculty to further their professional development.
  • Recipients are selected for their quality and breadth of teaching, educational endeavors, teaching awards, and recognitions.


About Khalid

  • Medical school: Aga Khan University, Pakistan
  • Residency: University of Buffalo (general psychiatry)
  • Fellowship: University of Buffalo (child and adolescent psychiatry)
  • Works inpatient and consult services for Carilion Clinic’s pediatric psychiatry and serves as medical student psychiatry clerkship director for VTCSOM
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