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Dear Wonderful Port Staff A very small but hopefully enjoyable thank you for all you did to care for our dear friend Joyce B. during her stay and everything you did to make her last days comfortable & peaceful. With much gratitude, her friends


Port Healthcare Center

Kambiz Pahlavan MD, DLFAPA, DLFAACAP

Medical Director

Specialty: Psychiatry

Haverhill, MA - The Whittier Pavilion

Dr. Pahlavan is a graduate of the National University of Iran. In 1974 he came to the U.S. and completed his general psychiatry training at Tufts-NEMC and his child psychiatry fellowship at McLean Hospital-Harvard Medical School. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, both in psychiatry and child psychiatry. After completion of his training he worked at the Boston Children’s Hospital and McLean Hospital until 1992 when he moved to Wisconsin. At McLean Hospital he was an Associate Psychiatrist and the Director of Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Hall-Mercer Children’s Center.     

In Wisconsin, Dr. Pahlavan was the Medical Director of the Charter Hospital and in 1999 he moved to Rogers Memorial Hospital as the Medical Director of the Milwaukee Division and Director of the Rogers Center for Research and Training. He has been an Associate Clinical Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin and four other medical schools. Dr. Pahlavan has trained medical students and residents in adult psychiatry and fellows in child psychiatry. He was also involved in the clinical training of nurse practitioners from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and physician’s assistants from Marquette University. He has been involved in close to a hundred protocols in clinical research and trials of medications. Dr. Pahlavan was an examiner in the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, both for general psychiatry and child/adolescent psychiatry. He was also the Department Chair of Psychiatry at the International American University-College of Medicine. 

In July of 2015 he returned back to Massachusetts as the Medical Director of Pembroke Hospital. On September 1st, 2017 Dr. Pahlavan joined the Whittier team and is “Very enthusiastic to join such an excellent group of psychiatrists, physicians, psychologists, occupational therapists, nurse practitioners, social workers, and nurses lead by a devoted and caring administration.”  Dr. Pahlavan will continue to pursue and help to ensure a patient focused, strength based, trauma informed milieu complimented by outstanding psychopharmacological, therapeutic, and medical interventions.

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Our Staff

Our professionals work 24-hours a day to provide the highest quality care. The staff represents a wide range of specialties, including physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers and nutritionists. Together they create a restorative program suited to individual needs and then work to maximize the potential of their patients each day of their stay.

Your physician, in conjunction with our interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, will develop an individual program of restorative care for you. It is our goal to provide all of our residents with an active and fulfilling lifestyle.

We have built our reputation on our quality nursing, medical and therapeutic team. The care and services they provide not only meet, but surpass state and federal guidelines.