Nahla A. Mahgoub, M.B., B.S.

Psychiatry
Nahla Mahgoub

Nahla Mahgoub, MD is a full time faculty member and attending psychiatrist in the geriatric inpatient unit.

Dr. Mahgoub graduated from the University of Alexandria in Egypt and completed a Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. She then joined Weill Cornell University, Westchester Division, and demonstrated outstanding commitment to the geriatric psychiatry program, both administratively and clinically, and served as the Associate Director of Fellowship Training in Geriatric Psychiatry. She is an active member in the American Psychiatric Association, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, and New Jersey Psychiatric Association. She is a member of the Teaching and Training Committee of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. She is also a member of the Geriatric and Psychopharmacology Committees of the New Jersey Psychiatric Association. She achieved ABPN subspecialty certification in geriatric psychiatry. She has been productive in geriatric psychiatry publications, primarily in the areas of clinical patient care and authored numerous case reports, case challenges, continuing medical education, review articles, abstracts, and book chapters. She has published in prestigious psychiatry journals including the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Journal of the American Geriatric Society, Academic Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, and Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. She is a co-director of the "Writing and Career Development Workshop" at Weill Cornell University, Westchester Division, which has greatly assisted in mentoring and helping our own fellows and junior faculty publish.

Dr. Mahgoub has keen interests in geriatric psychopharmacology, late-life depression, and cognitive impairments. She teaches and supervises geriatric fellows on a daily basis in the inpatient unit. She also teaches and supervises psychiatry residents and medical students. She is a regular lecturer throughout the year in the didactic curriculum and has pioneered the use of quizzes to enhance learning. She has received multiple awards from the New Jersey Psychiatric Association for “Best Papers”. She also received the "Teacher of the Year" Award from the graduating geriatric fellows, the “Academic Mentorship” Award from the geriatric fellows, and nominated for the “Physician of the Year” Award by the inpatient services.

Publications

1. N. Mahgoub, MD; M. Lerner, RN; B. Kalayam, MD; R.C. Young, MD. “Symptoms and observed features: Differences in time course during electroconvulsive therapy in geriatric depressed patients”. J of ECT. In press.
 

2. N. Mahgoub, MD; R. Agepati, MD. “A Case of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Associated with Depression” J of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. In press.
 

3. O. Adegbola, MD; N. Mahgoub, MD. “A Case of Mania Associated with Acute Demyelinating Encephalitis”. J of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. In press.
 

4. N. Mahgoub, MD; O. Adegbola, MD; GS Alexopoulos, MD. “Acute Demyelinating Encephalitis Presenting with Psychiatric Symptoms” International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. In press.
 

5. N. Mahgoub, MD; Michelle Errante-Nordlinger, LSW. "A Case of Primary Progressive Aphasia Associated with Psychosis. J of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. In press.
 

6. E. Varghese, MD; J. Avari, MD; N. Mahgoub, MD. "Fluctuating Cognitive Deficits and Autonomic Dysfunction: clarifying the diagnosis”. J of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences”. 2013 Mar 1;25(2):E27-8.
 

7. G. Bonci, BS; E. Varghese, MD; N. Mahgoub, MD. “A Case of Diogenes Syndrome: clinical and ethical challenges”. J of the American Geriatric Society. Volume 60, Issue 9, pages 1780–1781, September 2012.
 

8. N. Mahgoub, MD; S. Klimstra, MD. “Insomnia and Risk of Falling in Older Adults”. J of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. 2012 Jun 1;24(3):10005-6.
 

9. N. Mahgoub, MD; J. Avari, MD; B. Kalayam, MD; S. Klimstra, MD. “Suicide Risk Assessment in Patients with Primary Progressive Aphasia”. J of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. Spring 2012; 24:2.
 

10. N. Mahgoub, MD; J. Avari, MD; D. Francois, MD. “A Case of Arnold Chiari Syndrome Associated with Dementia”. J of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences”. Spring 2012; 24:2.
 

11. N. Mahgoub, MD; J. Avari, MD. “A Case of Primary Progressive Aphasia Associated with Depression”. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2012 Apr;27(4):436-7.
 

12. F. Liu, MD;  N. Mahgoub, MD; S. Ferrando, MD. “Leukocytosis Associated with Clozapine Treatment”. Psychosomatics. Sept-Oct 2011:52:488-491.
 

13. J. Avari, MD; N. Mahgoub, MD; G. Alexopoulos, MD. “Adding Aripiprazole to Clozapine Worsened Psychosis”. J of Clinical Psychopharmacology. August 2011, vol. 31, no. 4.
 

14. N. Mahgoub, MD; M. Tahir, MD. “Is It Substance-induced Psychosis or Prodromal Psychosis Unmasked by Medication?. J of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. Jun 2011; 23 (3); E13-E14.
 

15. S. Agarkar, MD; N. Mahgoub, MD; R. Young, MD. “The TMS Use in Bipolar Disorder”. J of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. 2011 Spring;23(2):E12-3.
 

16. Mahgoub N, Asemota B, Alexopoulos GS. “The Effect of Riluzole Augmentation in a Patient with Treatment-resistant Obsessive-compulsive Disorder Taking Two Other Glutaminergic Agents”. J of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. 2011 Spring;23(2):E24-5.
 

17. Mahgoub NA; Singh A; Klimstra S. “A 65 year-old Woman with Self-Injurious Behavior: a case report”. Journal of the American Geriatric Soceity. July 2010, Vol 58, Number 7, pages 1422-1423.
 

18. Mahgoub NA; Klimstra S; Kotbi N; Docherty J. “Self-Injurious Behavior in the Nursing Home Setting”. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. January 2011, Volume 26, Issue 1, Pages: 27–30
 

19. Kotbi N; Mahgoub N; Odom A.“Depression in Older Adults: how to treat its distinct manifestation”. Current Psychiatry, August 2010.  Volume 9, Number 8, pages: 39-46.
 

20. A. Singh, DO; N. Mahgoub, MD;  S. Klimstra, MD. “Apathy Following Left Globus Pallidum Infarction: case report”. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. July 2011. Volume 26, Issue 7, Pages: 765–766.
 

21. Mahgoub NA; Alexopoulos GS. “Bringing Clinicians to Bear in the Hypothesis Generation Process”. Academic Psychiatry. May-June 2010, Volume 34, Number 3, pages 241-422.
 

22. Liu F; Kotbi N; Mahgoub N. “Continue or Stop Clozapine When a Patient Needs Chemotherapy?” Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. 2010 Fall;22(4):451-c.e4-451.e5.
 

23. DeAsis J; Kotbi N; Mahgoub N. “Worsening Mania in Response to Slow Increase of Quetiapine Dose in a Geriatric Patient”. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. 2010 Winter 23 (1): E5-E6.
 

24. Kotbi N; Mahgoub N; Young RC. “Rhabdomyolysis in Late-life Mania”. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2009 Dec; 24(12):1478-9.
 

25. Harris A; Francois D; Mahgoub N. “Disinhibition, Self-neglect and Cognitive Deficits: clarifying the diagnosis” Psychiatric Annals. December 2009, Volume 39 • Number 12.
 

26. Mahgoub NA; Kotbi N. “Risk of Suicide Following Lowering the Frequency of Deep Brain Stimulation”. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. 2009 Fall; 21(4):468.
 

27. Mahgoub N; Kotbi N.“Somatic Delusions and Treatment Challenges”. Psychiatric Annals.  June 2009. Volume 39 • Number 6.
 

28. Mahgoub NA. “Insomnia and Suicidal Risk”. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. 2009 Spring; 21(2):232-3.
 

29. Klimstra S; Mahgoub N. “Psychosis of Alzheimer’s Disease”. Psychiatric Annals. January 2009. Volume 39 • Number 1.
 

30. Mahgoub NA; Saifollahi J; Lantz M. “Late-life Anxiety”. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. 2008 Winter; 20(1):116-7.
 

31. Mahgoub NA. “Successful Treatment of Delusion of Parasitosis with Risperidone”. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. 2008 Winter; 20 (1):112-3.
 

32. Mahgoub N. “Depression in Alzheimer’s Disease”. Psychiatric Annals. July 2008. Volume 38 • Number 7.
 

33. Mahgoub N; Kotbi N. “Suicide Among Elderly Minority”. Psychiatric Annals. July 2008. Volume 38 • Number 7.
 

34. Mahgoub N. “Psychosis or Religious Belief”. Psychiatric Annals. March 2008. Volume 38 • Number 3.
 

35. Mahgoub N. and Serby M. “Charles Bonnet Syndrome: long-term outcome of treatment”. Psychiatric Annals. August 2007. Volume 37 • Number 8
 

36. Mahgoub N. “Prader-Willi Syndrome- behavioral issues”. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 2007 Spring; 19(2):203-4.
 

37. Mahgoub NA.  “A Report of Successful Treatment of Psychosis in Epilepsy with Risperidone”. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences.  2007 Summer;19 (3):347-8.
 

38. Nanjiani A, Hossain A and Mahgoub N. “Patau Syndrome and Psychosis”. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. 2007 Spring; 19(2):201-2.
 

39. Mahgoub N. “Parkinsonism, Dementia and Agitation: clarifying the diagnosis”. Clinical Geriatrics. November 2006, Vol 14 No 11; 11-14.
 

40. Mahgoub N and Hossain A. “A 28-year-old Woman and her 58-year-old Mother with a Shared Psychotic Disorder”. Psychiatric Annals. May 2006, Vol 36 No 5; 306-309.
 

41. Mahgoub N and Hossain A. “Cotard’s Syndrome and Electroconvulsant Therapy”. Psychiatric Services. 2004 Nov;55(11):1319.  

 

Honors and Awards

1. Award of “Academic Mentorship” June 2013. Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program. New York Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell University, Westchester Division, New York.

2. Award of “Best Teacher of the Year” June 2011. Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program. New York Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell University, Westchester Division, New York.

3. Nomination for “Best Physician of the Year” Award. October 2011. New York Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell University, Westchester Division, New York.

4. Award of “Excellent Performance in Clinical and Administrative Psychiatry”. June 2006. Department of Psychiatry. Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus, New Jersey.

5. New Jersey Psychiatric Association Best Paper Contest Award. May 2006. “Role of Cholesterol in Alzheimer’s Disease”.

6. New Jersey Psychiatric Association Best Paper Contest Award. May 2006. “Self-mutilating Behavior”.

7. New Jersey Psychiatric Association Honorable Paper Award. May 2006. “Antidepressants and Neurogenesis”.