Dr. Obolsky’s Bio

Dr. O HLRAlexander E. Obolsky, M.D., D.F.A.P.A. is board-certified and trained in General, Addiction, and Forensic Psychiatry. He possesses over 20 years of experience evaluating and treating patients in the Chicagoland area. Dr. Obolsky works closely with his mental health team to ensure your needs are met appropriately and promptly.

Dr. Obolsky has extensive training, experience, and understanding of medical and psychiatric illness, medical-psychiatric assessment, and various forms of mental health treatment. As a physician, he can analyze and diagnose medical issues potentially presenting as non psychiatric symptoms.

As a physician, Dr. Obolsky has also been trained in the field of pharmacology both within and outside of General Adult Psychiatry. This training is vital to your health and well-being, as psychiatric medication may interact with other medications, potentially aggravating pre-existing medical conditions.

Dr. Obolsky has evaluated and treated patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), and other psychiatric and neurobehavioral disorders. He has been featured in the “America’s Top Psychiatrists” guide multiple times in the areas of conflict, stress, and trauma.

Dr. Obolsky’s clinical private practice treats adults with a wide range of psychiatric issues and disorders, with a focus on distressing and debilitating physical, mental, and situational trauma and its impact on an individual’s day-to-day functioning.

Credentials & Affiliations

Education:
B.S.  – Northwestern University, Evanston IL
M.D.  – Northwestern University, Chicago IL
Psychiatric Residency – Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago IL
Forensic Psychiatric Fellowship – Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood IL
Board Certified – General Adult Psychiatry
Board Certified – Forensic Psychiatry
Board Certified – Addiction Psychiatry
Licensed by the State of Illinois

Professional Appointments:
Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry – The Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Hospital Affiliations:
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago – Consulting Psychiatrist
Northwestern Memorial Hospital – Staff Psychiatrist
NorthShore University System – Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Obolsky is fluent in English and Russian.