Dr Andy Zamar
MBBCh, LRCP, MRCS, MRCPsych
Gaskell Gold Medal & Prize – RCPsych
Founder of The London Psychiatry Centre
Dr Andy Zamar was born in Egypt to a Greek mother and Lebanese father and was educated at a French Catholic school in Cairo (College Des Freres Saint Jean Baptiste de La Salle). His early exposure to a wide and diverse cultural environment developed into a profound understanding of the varied cultural presentations of distress and psychiatric disorders.
Dr Zamar is triple qualified in medicine in Egypt (Cairo University), the UK and the USA. He is a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and is on their Roll of Honour due to being awarded The Gaskell Gold Medal & Prize. According to the Royal College of Psychiatrists publication, the Psychiatric Bulletin, “The Gaskell Gold Medal & Prize has always been considered one of the foremost academic distinctions in clinical psychiatry”.
Dr Zamar has taught psychiatry to under and post graduate students at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Teaching Hospitals, University College Teaching Hospital, Ain Shams University in Cairo and at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.
Dr Zamar is acknowledged as an expert, by the Affective Disorders Unit at the Maudsley Hospital, in the treatment of resistant mood disorders, including depression and bipolar (spectrum) disorder. He also has special expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of adult ADHD, anxiety disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and adjustment disorders due to exposure to adverse life consequences and distress pursuant to crises such as workplace bullying, extramarital affairs, failed IVF and others. He is fully accredited in EMDR and has 10 years experience of treating severe trauma following exposure to adverse civilian events such as accidents, medical / surgical complications, crimes, natural disasters and terrorist attacks as well military events. He also treats sexual dysfunction and offers marital and relationship therapy.
Dr Zamar has held a number of NHS Consultant posts and was a Staff Consultant at the Priory Hospital Roehampton for 10 years where he had a proven record of treating resistant and difficult to treat cases. During his tenure, Dr Zamar introduced a number of recognised interventions and treatments for resistant anxiety disorders, resistant depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD and adult ADHD which remain a standard practice at the Priory till today. He was also recently appointed Consultant at The London Clinic hospital in Devonshire Place offering an integrated psychiatric service to their patients. He is one of the very few psychiatrists who are truly multilingual. He regularly consults and treats patients in English, French, Italian, Greek, Classical and Colloquial Arabic.
Dr Zamar adopts a multidisciplinary approach and works closely with psychologists, psychotherapists (including CBT and CAT), life coaches, personal fitness trainers and food nutritionists. He maintains an active referral network with other disciplines to include GPs, cardiologists, endocrinologists, gastroenterologists and other Physicians and Surgeons for thorough monitoring of the risks of psychiatric disorders and the multiple medical presentations in psychiatric patients including cardiac symptoms and psychiatric risk factors for heart disease.
Dr Zamar offers an inclusive and integrated care package to his patients encompassing physical, mental and social wellbeing in accordance with the World Health Organization definition of health: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
Dr Zamar has also invented a number of medical devices for which he holds worldwide patents, including the recently launched “Prolong“, which is approved for the treatment of premature ejaculation in the 30 countries of the European Economic Area.
Languages: English, Arabic, Greek, Italian and French