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Saaid Khojasteh, M.D.

Network Associate Medical Director for Behavioral Medicine, SSM Health Care – St. Louis; Founder, Advent Medical Group

Dr. Saaid Khojasteh received his medical degree from Shiraz University in Shiraz, Iran. He is a graduate of Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and has received board certifications in General Psychiatry as well as Adolesent and Geriatric Psychiatry.

Dr. Khojasteh began his private practice in July of 1989. Since he entered private practice, he has served as Chief of Department of Psychiatry at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Peters, Chief of Psychiatry at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles, Medical Director of Adolescent Inpatient Program and Geriatric Psychiatric Partial Programs at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles, and currently as Medical Director and Chief of Department of Psychiatry, St. Joseph Health Center in Wentzville and St. Charles, all the while maintaining his private practice, and continuing his teaching and clinical faculty appointments at Washington University School of Medicine as Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry. He is the founder and President of Advent Medical Group.

While he enjoys the many challenges of his responsibilities, his true passion and the source of his drive stem from working with the community and families, helping to improve the understanding of mental illness, and promoting mental well-being especially in the geriatric and adolescent population. It is through his interface with community-based agencies and teaching and education that he believes his knowledge, expertise, and genuine love and respect for human beings and their mental health will make a major impact in the society.

Dr. Khojasteh is a recipient of numerous awards including the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award by National Alliance for Mentally Ill (NAMI), one of 18 such identified Psychiatrists nationwide; Pedro Suarez Memorial Award of Gault Foundation for excellence in community service in St. Charles County, Champion of Older Americans Award by SSM Healthcare System of St. Louis for his genuine commitment to the well being of geriatric adults, Honored Physician of the Year by the SSM St. Joseph Health Center Century Club, and the Mortimer Gordon Award by NAMI, St. Louis Chapter, for his sincere efforts and unwavering commitment to improving the understanding of mental illness and promoting mental health in this area. Dr. Khojasteh is a member of the Missouri American Medical Association.