Thursday, February 21, 2008

Award from the Ohio Psychological Association!

At the 2007 annual meeting of the Ohio Psychological Association, Dr. Nabil was awarded the award for Outstanding Achievement in Public Information. This award was given to him "In recognition of providing media outreach in Spanish following the Virginia Tech shooting". As part of the Public Education Campaign with the Ohio Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association, Dr. Nabil had three interviews with Spanish radio shows following the Virgina Tech shooting. One of the interviews, on Epicentro Radio, was distributed nationwide to subscribing public radio stations.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Why call me Dr. Nabil?

My last name is very difficult to pronounce, particularly at first glance. When I was in school, I could always tell when a teacher got to my name, because they would pause while looking at my last name, then look at my first name, and pause again!

Patients use to ask me if they could call me "Dr. N" or "Dr. E". I don't like that because if they get used to calling me by that name, they could have a hard time trying to contact me if they called the hospital looking for me. By using my first name, staff in my department would be much more likely to recognize that they were looking for me, and be able to forward calls and patient requests to me in an efficient manner.

To pronounce my name, it is "nuh - BEEL". To make it easy to remember, think, "Let's make a deal with Dr. Nabil".

About Dr. Nabil

Nabil Hassan El-Ghoroury, Ph.D., is a bilingual pediatric and child clinical psychologist currently working in the Department of Pediatrics at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. He is also on the faculty of the Department of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, and is a clinical instructor in the Department of Psychology at Case Western Reserve University. In his current position, he is an active clinician, evaluating and treating children and adolescents from the ages of 2 to 19, as well as working with parents and families. He is the lead instructor in the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics rotation in the Pediatrics residency program at MetroHealth, where he precepts Pediatrics and Medicine/Pediatrics residents on interviewing techniques with parents and children, and a behavioral model physicians can use to help problem solve with their patients. He has given lectures to residents and medical students on issues such as duty to warn, anxiety disorders, behavioral interventions, psychotic disorders, depression in mothers. He actively supervises clinical psychology graduate students from Case Western Reserve University. Finally, he is the psychologist for the Hispanic Clinic, a multidisciplinary primary care clinic for Spanish-speaking youth and their families. In the Hispanic Clinic, Dr. El-Ghoroury collaborates frequently with physicians, nurses, lawyers, and health educators.