Who we are?

From its earliest years, the Balochistan Institute of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (BIPBS), has been fundamentally changing and shaping how we understand, prevent and treat mental illness and other conditions that affect the brain. The legacy, ethos and drive of the BIPBS have ensured its position at the forefront of mental health care, redefining mental illness, its treatment and its place in society.
At the BIPBS, our staff and students work to transform care for people who are affected by mental health illness, through world-class research, education and training, and to serve our communities locally and globally. We are at the forefront of global mental health research and through our partnerships that foster research and training in policy, prevention, treatment and care around the world.

Faculty Members

Dr. Hazrat Ali Khan Executive Director, Associate Professor
Dr. Muhammad Umar Marri Assistant Professor
Dr. Zainullah Khan Kakar Assistant Professor
Dr. Mujeebullah Khan Dotani Assistant Professor
Dr. Zarmeena Tareen Assistant Professor
Dr. Jalal Uddin Rumi Assistant Professor
Dr. Muhammad Ilyas Baloch  Senior Registrar
Dr. Ramesh Chand Senior Registrar
Dr. Shoaib Kashani Senior Registrar
Dr. Mehrab Khan  Senior Registrar

Innovation in mental health clinical care, education and research

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine is committed to excellence in three equally important areas: clinical care, education and research.
We are proud of our long record of clinical service to the residents of Los Angeles County. Much of our clinical activity is in the public sector, particularly at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Medical Center. In addition, we provide private outpatient and inpatient care at Keck Hospital of USC and the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital.
Education continues to be a high priority and core component of our mission. Our training programs in psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We also offer a postdoctoral fellowship program in forensic psychology as well as clerkships for medical students. These programs provide excellent graduate educational experiences by combining the rich clinical resources of a large, public medical center and private clinical facilities with the academic excellence of a vibrant medical school department.
The department’s diverse research programs have experienced unprecedented growth in recent years, particularly in the areas of psychiatric genetics, clinical treatments and health services research.

Our Mission:

The mission of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is to:

• Improve the quality of life for individuals and society by promoting health and mental health, via preventing and curing disease, ameliorating suffering, enriching the human mind, and promoting adaptation to life and illness.
• Advance research of biomedical mental illness and adjustment by patients, families and others to medical and mental illness.
• Educate today and tomorrow’s psychiatrists, other physicians, allied mental health providers and scientists, helping them develop self-evaluation and quality-improvement skills for a lifetime of practice and investigation.
• Provide service by promoting appreciation of the culture and diversity of our community, trainees, department and school, while developing leaders and engaging one another in questions that lead to change.

About Our Research Programs

Over the past decade, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has expanded our research mission, collaborating with local, national and international partners to become a world leader in translational research, health services research, the neurosciences and other specialties.
We closely involve trainees — medical students, residents and postdoctoral fellows — in our research mission, in order to prepare the next generation of psychiatric research leaders.
Many of our faculty members are associated with the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, where scientists conduct innovative research to discover the underlying causes of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Training & Education

We are committed to training the next generation of clinicians, teachers, researchers and leaders in the field.
We combine the rich clinical resources of a large, public medical center with the academic excellence of a vibrant university. We integrate the best of science, medicine, education, and state-of-the-art knowledge and treatment in psychiatry and behavioral health. Our dedicated faculty includes internationally recognized leaders in curriculum, evaluation, research and teaching methodology. All faculty members are committed to the best possible educational experiences for our students, residents, fellows and other trainees.
Our training programs — in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry and psychosomatic psychiatry — are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Our department aims to improve the quality of life for individuals, the community and society by promoting health and mental health. Through our collective goals we have created an environment where learning, teaching and leadership skills are fostered, thus enabling a lifetime of practice and exploration. Further investigations of neurobiology and neuroscience (i.e., the genome, structure and dynamic nature of the brain) is at the heart of our mission, and in preventing/curing disease we wish to ameliorate suffering, enrich the human mind and promote adaptation to life and illness.

Training Facilities

Keck Hospital of USC
LAC+USC Medical Center
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Veterans Affairs Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center

Residency Program

We play a leading role in health care delivery, in developing and teaching today’s best health care practices, and serving the diverse and often underserved patients and communities in the greater Los Angeles area. Our trainees learn and contribute to the development of clinical, professional, decision-making, critical thinking and lifelong skills for practice and learning.

Fellowship Programs

The department offers three ACGME-accredited fellowship programs in child and adolescent, forensic and psychosomatic psychiatry. The department also offers a postdoctoral fellowship in forensic psychology.

Clerkship Programs

The department works closely with medical students at multiple stages of their medical school education. The department supports the required psychiatric clerkship, in addition to electives or selectives. A wide range of psychiatric elective clerkships are available for medical students who have completed a basic psychiatric clerkship.

BIPBS Framework

  • Total Area                                                         App 2.5 Acre
  • Covered area (Four stories) 83448 Feet
  • Beds Capacity 100 + 30 = 130
    • General Psychiatry
    • Subspecialties as Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Psycho-geriatrics, Forensic Psychiatry , Psycho-trauma, chronic patients, Substance misuse 
    • Day care 
    • Chronic Patients

BIPBS Human Resources

S.No Categories Strength
1. Teaching Faculty 20
2. Psychologists 04
3. Sociologists 03
4. Medical Officer 13
5. Technical Staff (B- 16 and above) 12
6. Technical Staff (B- 1 to 15) 13
7. Nursing Staff 14
8. Administrative and Sporting Staff 86


Training and Courses at BIPBS

  • FCPS
  • MCPS
  • MD
  • DPM
  • Medical Under graduate Psychiatry teaching
  • Medical Undergraduate Students behavioral sciences teaching
  • Universities students placement training
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Nurses training, 2 batches 10 in each batch have passed out
  • Paramedics training
  • Postgraduate training at IPH, PGMI


Scientific activities and Services at BIPBS

  • Regional, national and international conferences
  • seminars and workshops
  • National Institute of Management (NIM)
  • Judicial Academy
  • Balochistan Academy of Lecturers (BACT)
  • Training of Balochistan Banking Counsel (QBC)
  • Lectures in Universities
  • Police Academy
  • PMA, PPS, PIMA, NGOs, WHO, UNDCP, CPSP activities
  • Postgraduate FCPS, MCPS & IMM Psychiatry Exam
  • Examinations and trainings.
  • MhGap training at BIPBS
  • Rehabilitation of the mentally ill
  • Full range of biological, psychological and social interventions.
  • Development of sub – specialties such as  
    • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Psycho-geriatrics
    • Forensic Psychiatry
    • Psycho-trauma
    • Community Psychiatry

Care Model

Bio-Psycho-Social Model of Health Care

  • Psychiatrists
  • Clinical psychologists
  • Psychiatric social workers
  • Psychiatric nurses
  • Medical Educationist
  • Researcher