Albert Arias, MD

Director of Research and Consulting Psychiatrist
Richmond, VA

About Dr. Arias

Dr. Arias is a graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine (2001), and he completed his residency in psychiatry as well as a master’s degree in clinical and translational research at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He was on the faculty at UCONN School of Medicine for 5 years and then was a full-time faculty member at Yale University School of Medicine for 7 years in the department of psychiatry before joining VCU in 2018 as an associate professor and the Associate Division Chair for Addiction Psychiatry.  He is board certified in Psychiatry by the ABPN and board certified in addiction medicine by ABPM. He is a full member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and the current President of the Psychiatric Society of Virginia. He is the training director of an addiction medicine fellowship. 

Dr. Arias’ current research focuses on studying the effects of medications on mood disorders and addictions. He also studies translational neuroimaging, translational pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine. He is an NIH funded investigator.  

Dr. Arias is an expert psychiatric clinician and psychopharmacologist. He specializes in treating dual-diagnosis, dual/multiple addictions, co-occurring pain conditions and OUD, as well as generally complicated and treatment refractory psychiatric cases.

Dr. Arias lives in Richmond, and enjoys long distance running, soccer, tennis, playing guitar, and cooking. 

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