Hani Wehbi, M.D., MRCPsych
Marital Status: Single
Address: Hay El Barrad, Halabi Bldg., 4th Floor, Saida, Lebanon
I am pursuing a career as a specialist in general adult psychiatry with a special interest in mood disorders and addiction. Having completed 5 years of training in Psychiatry, I have gained a wealth of expertise in the management of psychiatric disorders in most sub-specialties and age groups. Whilst I continued, over the next 14 years to develop specialist skills in psychiatry, I am keen to gain experience in a new culture, while contributing to the mental wellbeing of the population, and continuing my commitment to lifelong learning, professional development, research, and clinical audit.
Permission to Practice Psychiatry from the Ministry of Health, Beirut, Lebanon and Membership of the Order of Physicians, Beirut, Lebanon.
MRCPsych (Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists), London, United Kingdom.
Medical Doctor, Medical Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia.
2016 - Present Consultant Psychiatrist, Labib Medical Center, Saida, Lebanon, Alaeddine Hospital, Sarafand, Lebanon, and Fakih Hospital, Sarafand, Lebanon
Duties and Achievements
I run three Psychiatry/Psychotherapy clinics weekly and provide assessments and devise treatment plans to service users in the accident and emergency department and medical and surgical wards.
2017 - 2019 Consultant Psychiatrist, Wellbeing Center, Specialty Clinics, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon.
Duties and Achievement
I ran a psychiatric clinic and worked with the multidisciplinary team on various projects (e.g. depression
awareness, group therapy, and service development)
2017 Consultant Psychiatrist, International Medical Corps (Feb-May), Tripoli and Barja, Lebanon.
Duties and Achievement
I worked with the multidisciplinary team to assess and treat disadvantaged clients. such as the
refugees, and the homeless.
2005 – 2015
Staff Grade Psychiatrist (Addiction) / Clinical Specialist in Addiction Psychiatry.
Westminster Treatment Centre, CNWL NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom.
Duties and Achievements
I was involved in the day-to-day running of a busy inner-city service that consistently met the targets set by the National Treatment Agency (NTA). I managed patients from multicultural backgrounds; mainly the homeless and asylum seekers with complex physical and psychosocial needs. I had direct involvement with, and provided advice and training to services across various levels. I covered a busy A&E department where I regularly used brief interventions and I often undertook assessments in primary care, the district general hospital, antenatal clinic, prisons, and psychiatric inpatient settings.
I have led the team and the multidisciplinary meetings, created an academic educational programme and organised talks by individuals from various backgrounds and disciplines, including previous service users. In conjunction with the team’s pharmacist, I developed information leaflets and pathways for patients undergoing opiate and benzodiazepine stabilisation and detoxification. Finally, as a part of service improvement consultancy, I carried out audits and service user satisfaction surveys and facilitated a service user forum.
Aug 04 – Feb 05
Senior House Officer (SHO) in General Adult Psychiatry/Addiction Psychiatry, Blackberry Hill Hospital, Bristol, UK.
Feb 04 – Aug 04
SHO in Community Psychiatry, Bristol South CMHT, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK.
Aug 03 – Feb 04
SHO in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK.
Feb 03 – Aug 03
SHO in Learning Disabilities, Bath CLDT, St. Martins Hospital, Bath, UK.
Aug 02 – Feb 03
SHO in Rehabilitation and Assertive Outreach Psychiatry, Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK.
Feb 02 – Aug 02
SHO in General Adult Psychiatry, Bath West CMHT, Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK.
Aug 01 – Feb 02
SHO in General Adult Psychiatry, Bath North CMHT, Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK.
Feb 01 – Aug 01
SHO in Old Age Psychiatry, St Martins Hospital, Bath, UK.
Attachments / overseas experience
Jul 99 – Jan 01
Attachment in General and Old Age Psychiatry, Old Manor Hospital, Salisbury, UK.
Jul 98 – Jun 99
Medical and surgical training at Alaeddine Hospital, Sarafand, Lebanon.
Fully trained in CBT with experience of CBT in depression, anxiety disorders and psychosis.
Experienced in the effective use of CBT self-help material and providing guidance to patients using computerised CBT and the five area approach for depression and anxiety disorders.
Trained in family therapy with experience in childhood emotional and conduct disorders, eating disorders and management of expressed emotion in schizophrenia.
Trained in Motivational Enhancement Therapy and its use in substance misuse and anorexia nervosa.
Had training in a variety of other modalities including the 12 step approach, EMDR, DBT and partial hospitalisation for borderline personality disorder.
Jun 97 – Sep 97
Attachment in Emergency Medicine, Hammoud Hospital, Lebanon.
CNWL 4th Annual Medical Conference - “Psychiatry: A Global Perspective”: Mental health of women in the Middle East: barriers in seeking help.
5th Annual Conference of Substance Misuse and Prison Services: Experience in Opium dependent asylum seekers.
Substance Misuse Evidence Based Practice Forum: Culture sensitive approach in assessment and management of substance misuse.
Substance Misuse Evidence Based Practice Forum: “Does an Addictive Personality exist?”
2006 – 2014
Alcohol use among opioid prescribed service users, Westminster Treatment Centre, London (Full audit cycle)
2006 – 2012
Hepatitis B and C status in opioid dependent service users, Westminster Treatment Centre, London.
2005 – 2006
Service user satisfaction survey, Westminster Treatment Centre, London (Full audit cycle)
2005 – 2010
Painkiller use by service users, Westminster Treatment Centre, London.
Evidence-based interventions in ADHD, Bath (Full audit cycle)
2002 – 2003
Bed use at Hillview Lodge: are beds used appropriately? Audit and re-audit, Bath (Full audit cycle)
2001 – 2003
Drug chart audit and re-audit (Full audit cycle)
Trained in the design of study protocols and good research practice at the University of Bristol (2004)
Carried out screening assessments for anti-dementia drug trials at the Research Institute for the Care of the Elderly – RICE (2001)
Recruited patients for the Kingshill Research Centre (2001) and the BALANCE trial (2004)
Recently completed a literature search and designed a study protocol to investigate misuse of prescribed and over-the-counter painkillers by clients attending specialist drug services (Study in Progress)
Pupelis, R, Austrum, E, Jansone, A, Sprucs, R, Wehbi. H Randomised trial of safety and efficacy of postoperative enteral feeding in patients with severe pancreatitis. Eur J Surg. 2000 May;166(5):383-7.
I attended the TIPS for Clinical Teachers (ACME) courses at University College London (2006)
I have experience in didactic and problem based teaching including the use of videotaped patient interviews, workshops, and interactive sessions for evidence-based teaching in an open, non-threatening discussion environment.
I regularly organised teaching sessions to groups from diverse multi-disciplinary backgrounds, including local GPs, specialist nursing staff, drug workers, occupational therapists, and psychologists.
I taught the RCGP Certificate in the Management of Drug Misuse Course (Cardiff, 2006) and training courses for medical and surgical SHOs at St. Mary's Hospital, London (2005-2012)
I ran individual and group psycho-education for service users.
Re-organised the structure of the clinical meeting and academic programme. Westminster Treatment Centre, London.
Helped develop a new appointment system and electronic patient letters. Child and Family Psychiatry Team, Bath.
Designed a computerized physical monitoring system for people on psychotropic drugs. Rehabilitation Psychiatry Team, Bath.
In addition to Arabic; I am fluent in English, French, and Russian and have working knowledge of Italian and Spanish. This has allowed me to gain insight into various cultures and ways of life, and increased my awareness and understanding of the experiences of Minority Ethnic people in clinical settings.
I am highly skilled in MS office and multimedia presentation, database, graphic and web design software. European Computer Driving Licence Certified.
Hobbies and Interests
I am a very keen sportsman; I enjoy bodybuilding, swimming, martial arts and water sports.
I also enjoy cooking, entertaining and dining out with friends as well as visits to the cinema, theatre, and concerts.