Carlos Roberto Hojaij (Australia)

  • 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).
  • Assistant Psychiatrist of the Hospital Sirio Libanes in Sao Paulo (Brazil) from 2011.
  • 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 organisation of in excess of 70 meetings and congresses (national and international levels), being President of several of them. Attendance to more than 350 congresses. Invited to present more than 350 lectures.
  • Major areas of interest: Schizophrenia, Depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
  • More than 200 personal publications and contributions in several psychiatric books.
  • Founder and President of the Brazilian Association of Biological Psychiatry (1994-1998 and 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. Served in several committees of the major international psychiatric organisations: World Psychiatric Association (WPA), Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum (CINP) and World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP).

In 1997 he became WFSBP Secretary-Treasurer, and in 2001 was elected WFSBP President, becoming Honorary President from 2005.
Distinguished as Honorary President of the Latin American Federation of Biological Psychiatry in 2011.

In 1991 he was selected Titular Fellow of the Academia de Medicina de São Paulo.
In 2010 he received the Title of Member of the Academia de Medicina de Catalunia (Spain), correspondent.

For 13 years he lived in Australia (1998-2011). 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).

In 2001, established his private clinic, The Melbourne Institute of Biological. One of the main fields of his practice was Second Opinion for Diagnosis and Treatment.

Returned to work in Brazil from 2011 to 2013, having established the Clinica Psiquiatria Biologica Brasil.