Dr. Samar A Jasser

My name is Samar A. Jasser, M.D.  I am a board-certified adult psychiatrist practicing in the Phoenix area in several settings.  I completed medical school at Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA in 2005.  I was accepted to and completed my 4-year psychiatry residency at the University of Pennsylvania in 2009, also in Philadelphia, PA.

I have been a part of extensive research at the Light Research Program at Thomas Jefferson University, and was published in many peer-reviewed journals and abstracts as a result.

The core area of expertise I gained in my still-ongoing connection with this human research laboratory surrounds the many implications of disturbed circadian rhythms and sleep-wake cycles upon various health factors.

I also had book chapters published on opiate treatment in chronic pain disorders and on family structure across cultures as relevant to Psychodynamic psychotherapeutic theory.

I practiced in the Philadelphia area for 10 years after residency, gaining experience primarily in outpatient psychiatric care in different settings, including private practice, the Veteran’s Hospital, community mental health, and telehealth psychiatric care.

Also during my time in Philadelphia, I was introduced to the rapidly expanding potential of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for patients with treatment intolerance and treatment resistance across various diagnoses.  My awareness of and interest in the efficacy of TMS has expanded extensively since then.

I was previously the medical director of a group of outpatient offices in Chandler, AZ, where I helped them to develop their TMS program from the ground up.

My emphasis is always on the centrality of the doctor-patient relationship and rapport to the success of any psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacologic intervention.  I hope to contribute my unique psychiatric perspective to the TMS-based care that the center offers.