Ashraf Muzwagi

Ashraf Muzwagi, MD

Assistant Professor

Department: MD-PSYCHIATRY
Business Phone: (352) 265-4357
Business Email: ashraf.muzwagi@ufl.edu

About Ashraf Muzwagi

Hello, my name is Dr. Ashraf Muzwagi, and I am an assistant professor in the division of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Florida Department of Psychiatry. I received my medical degree from the University of Tripoli in Libya followed by an internship in neurology from Tripoli Medical Center. I went on to complete a general psychiatry residency at Texas Tech University and a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the University of Florida. I am board certified in psychiatry and neurology.

I specialize in general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry, drawn to this by an interest and intrigue in human biology since early childhood. Expanding my understanding of child development and behavior will give me more insight into both adolescent and adult patients with relevant trauma or experiences from their early life. Even more fascinating to me is that youth psyches are somewhat flexible and it is satisfying to be able to provide early prevention and see their quick response to intervention. I have found that using the knowledge of medical, neurological, biological, psychological, social and developmental factors are challenging, fascinating and intellectually stimulating.

My specific interests are neurodevelopmental and related disorders, psychosis, mood disorder and neuropsychiatric disorder. I am currently working on projects including “Efficacy of anticonvulsant for agitation in dementia patients; a systematic review of clinical trials,” “First generalized seizure in adolescent during psychiatric hospitalization” and “Fatal child neglect or neonaticide?”

I have special expertise in treating patients with trauma and stress related disorders, neurodevelopmental and related disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders, psychosis, mood disorder, OCD, Tourette’s and excoriation skin disorders.

I would like my patients to know that I strive to be humble, respectful and a great listener. Outside of work, I enjoy camping, hiking, running and swimming. In addition to English, I am fluent in Arabic.

Accomplishments

Chief Child Psychiatry Fellow Award
2023 · University of Florida College of Medicine
Ralph Maurer, MD Award for Excellence in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
2023 · University of Florida College of Medicine
Highest Child PRITE Award in Child Psychiatry
2022-2023 · University of Florida
AACAP Educational Outreach Program Award
2021 · American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Psychiatry
Subspecialties
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Areas of Interest
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Tourette Syndrome and tic disorders

Publications

2022
Cultural Factors in Disaster Response Among Diverse Children and Youth Around the World.
Current psychiatry reports. 24(10):481-491 [DOI] 10.1007/s11920-022-01356-x. [PMID] 35953637.
2022
Review of the Long-Term Effect of the Atypical Antipsychotic Medication on the Bone Mineral Density of the Pediatric Patient with Consideration of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics. 13(1):24-30 [DOI] 10.1177/0976500×221080296.
2021
How Are Attention-deficit Hyperactivity and Internet Gaming Disorders Related in Children and Youth?
Journal of psychiatric practice. 27(6):439-447 [DOI] 10.1097/PRA.0000000000000582. [PMID] 34768266.

Education

Fellowship, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
2021-2023 · University of Florida
Residency, General Psychiatry
2018-2021 · Texas Tech University
Internship, Neurology
2003-2005 · Tripoli Medical Center
Medical Degree
1996-2002 · University of Tripoli

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 265-4357
Emails:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 103424
Department of Psychiatry
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
4197 NW 86TH TER
GAINESVILLE FL 32606