Carlos R. Hojaij Brief Biographical Sketch
Prof. Carlos R. Hojaij graduated in Medicine in Sao Paulo (Brazil), received the title of Specialist in Psychiatry by the Brazilian Medical Association in 1972.
Founder, Organiser and Director of Psychiatric Clinical Services at the University Hospital Santa Casa SP (1000 beds): Out-Patients, Day-Hospital and Liaison Consultation (1973-1985).
Founder and Director of the Consultation Liaison Service at the Private Hospital Samaritano SP (1987-1998).
Professor of Psychiatry, responsible for the disciplines Psychopathology and Clinical Psychiatry for graduated (Registrars) and undergraduate students of Medicine at Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas Santa Casa, São Paulo (1970-1985).
Associate Professor, Melbourne University (1998-2001).
Directly involved in the organization of more than 80 meetings and congresses (national and international levels), being President of several of them. Attendance in excess of 390 congresses, presenting 380 lectures.
Major areas of interest: Schizophrenia, Depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
More than 200 personal publications and contributions in several psychiatric books.
President of the Brazilian Association of Biological Psychiatry (1994-1995; 2011-2013).
Founder and Chief Editor of the Brazilian Journal of Biological Psychiatry. Founder and Associate Editor of The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry. Honorary member of several international societies of Psychiatry and member of more than 50 societies. Honorary President of the Latin American Federation of Biological Psychiatry.
Served in several committees of the major international psychiatric organizations: World Psychiatric Association (WPA), Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum (CINP) and World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP).
Vice-President of The International Society of Psychopathology of Expression (Psychiatry and Art) from 1985 to 2001.
In 1997 became WFSBP Secretary-Treasurer, and in 2001 was elected WFSBP President, becoming Honorary President from 2005.
In 2012 invited by Prof Tom Ban to integrate the International Network for the History of Neuropsychopharmacology, Project Dictionary.
Living in Australia since 1998. During this time practiced academic (Melbourne University) and clinical activities (public as Executive Director, Bendigo Health Care Group, and private at The Melbourne Clinic, in the city of Melbourne).
Established his own private clinic, The Melbourne Institute of Biological Psychiatry, in 2001. One of the main fields of his practice was Second Opinion for Diagnosis and Treatment. During the period July 2011-July 2013 worked in São Paulo at the Clínica Psiquiatria Biológica Brasil and as Consultant at the Hospital Sírio-Libanes.
In 2013 established in Cairns, together with Dr. Ana Drach, its own clinic, Biological Psychiatry Clinic.
In August 2019 relocated his practice to Brisbane.
Professor of Psychiatry (Brazil).
Master in Social Psychology (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, 1978).
Doctorate in Psychiatry (Universidade de São Paulo, 1988).
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (Australia), Fellow.
Academia de Medicina de São Paulo, Fellow.
Academia de Medicina de Catalunia (Espanha), Fellow correspondent.
Kraepelin-Alzheimer Medal Award, Psychiatric Hospital of the University of Munich
Languages other than English: Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian.