Dr Abid Choudry

Regional medical director and consultant psychiatrist


Dr Abid Choudry MBChB MRCPsych PGCert Med Ed, is an experienced consultant psychiatrist who trained in medicine at the University Of Birmingham. The majority of his psychiatric training was completed in West Midlands Deanery. He currently works as a regional medical director and consultant psychiatrist for Priory.

Dr Choudry has experience of working in a broad range of settings with socially and culturally diverse patient groups, and with a wide range of comorbidity. Dr Choudry believes in taking a holistic approach to achieving the best outcomes for the patient. He is currently gaining qualification in lifestyle psychiatry and functional medicine to help patients achieve full recovery and improve the patient’s quality of life. He is also trained in ADI-R- for assessment of autism.

Individual treatment plans are formulated in collaboration with the patient, allowing plenty of time for explanation and questions. Treatments may consist of medication, referral for psychological therapy and or lifestyle advice.


Within the NHS he previously gained experience in a range of settings including community and inpatient adult psychiatry, early intervention in psychosis and rehabilitation settings.

Dr Choudry has a full licence to practice, is committed to continuing professional development and is appraised every year by the Royal College of Psychiatrists Certificate of good standing and the GMC General Medical Council. He holds full membership with the Royal College of Psychiatrists and is registered on the GMC specialist register license to practice in general adult psychiatry.

Research interests

Dr Choudry has a keen interest in research and has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals on a range of topics including management of OCD, use of clozapine in treatment resistant schizophrenia and training and recruitment in psychiatry.

Dr Choudry has been teaching as part of the undergraduate team for medical students with Leicester Medical School, Birmingham Medical School and currently with Aston Medical school students.

Links to clinical articles/research papers:

  • Case published in peer reviewed online case report journal. Steroid or organic induced mania. May 2013. http://www.priory.com/psychiatry/steroid_effects.htm
  • Acute assessments in psychiatry. Correspondence. Psychiatric Bulletin. July; 37 (7): 245. http://pb.rcpsych.org/content/37/7/244.1
  • Venous thromboembolism risk assessment in old age psychiatry. Psychiatric Bulletin. Nov; 37 (11) : 372. http://pb.rcpsych.org/content/37/11/372.2/full-text.pdf+html
  • Venous Thromboembolism Risk Assessment: A Potential Silent Killer in Old Age Psychiatry. Abid Hussain Choudry, Shigore Job, Abdalla Yahia. The Online Journal of Clinical Audits, Vol 5, No 4 (2013). www.clinicalaudits.com/index.php/ojca/article/view/323/0
  • Adherence to medication in the community – A complete audit cycle looking into interventions to improve the assessment of adherence in the community. Accepted for Publication in the Psychiatrist. Psychiatric Bulletin Feb; 41 (1): 41-44
  • Systematic review into factors associated with the recruitment crisis in psychiatry in the UK: students', trainees' and consultants' views. Abid Choudry, Saeed Farooq. Psychiatric Bull 2017 Dec; 41(6): 345–352.
  • Accepted for publication April 2018 edition Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry Volume 33, Supplement issue. Theme issue: Psychosis and related disorders in ICD-11 and their relationship to DSM-V and ICD-10. Abid Choudry, Saeed Farooq.
  • Farooq, S., Choudry, A., Cohen, D., Naeem, F., & Ayub, M. (n.d.). Barriers to using clozapine in treatment-resistant schizophrenia: Systematic review. BJPsych Bulletin, 1-9. doi:10.1192/bjb.2018.67
  • Pertusa, A., Lopez Gaston, R., & Choudry, A. (n.d.). Hoarding revisited: There is light at the end of the living room. BJPsych Advances, 1-11. doi:10.1192/bja.2018.39
  • Okafor, L., Choudry, A. and Mudhar, H.S., and Soupramanien Sandramouli1. European Journal of Ophthalmology1, p.5. https://doi.org/10.1177/1120672120972028


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  • MBChB
  • MRCPsych
  • PGCert Med Ed