Our Physicians

Meet the Physicians

University Behavioral Center strives to set a standard of excellence with the highly skilled medical staff who oversee the care of each of our patients. We believe in an individualized approach to treatment, and tailor our treatment plans to meet each person’s specific needs.

Shaheda B. Akhtar, M.D.
Dr. Akhtar serves as the University Behavioral Center Medical Director and is a Child Psychiatrist who specializes in treating individuals dealing with trauma. Dr. Akhtar provides outpatient psychiatric care for children and adolescents here at University Behavioral Center and has been in practice for 36 years. Dr. Akhtar has been with University Behavioral Center since it opened in 1989. Read More
Sajid Hafeez, M.D.
Sajid Hafeez, M.D., is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who serves as Medical Director of the Acute Care Baker Act Unit here at the University Behavioral Center. He has also served as UBC’s Medical Director of the former long-term adolescent residential units. In addition, Dr. Hafeez serves as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Central Florida. Read More
Syed H. Abbas, M.D.
Dr. Abbas works with the adult patients on our substance abuse unit here at University Behavioral Center. Dr. Abbas specializes in substance abuse, forensic psychiatry and has his fellowship in geriatric psychiatry. Dr. Abbas went to school in the Dominican Republic and has been in the field for 15 years. Read More
Dr. Brian Medlin
Dr. Medlin provides exceptional care to our adult patients within our mental health program here at University Behavioral Center “I have always known I wanted to be a psychiatrist since day one”, reports Dr. Medlin when asked how he began his career. Read More

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