Amit Shahane

Amit Shahane, PhD

Behavioral Medicine Center
Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Primary Location:
Behavioral Medicine Center

4th floor, Room 4472

1300 Jefferson Park Ave.

Charlottesville, VA 22903



Clinical Practice:
Transgender Services, Transgender Mental Health


Assistant Professor

Dr. Shahane was born in Miami and raised in Tallahassee, Florida. He earned his doctorate in psychology at the University of Oregon, and completed his clinical internship at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston. Following his internship, Dr. Shahane completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine and then joined the faculty there, specializing in HIV psychiatry and behavioral medicine. In 2016 he came to UVA, joining the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the School of Medicine.

At UVA, he serves as the director of the Behavioral Medicine Center and works within the Infectious Diseases Clinic. He also directs the medical psychology postdoctoral fellowship program. Dr. Shahane specializes in treating psychological disorders that impact medical illness. His research interests include examining the effectiveness of cognitive and behavioral treatments for insomnia, as well as healthcare utilization research. Outside of work, Dr. Shahane enjoys spending time outdoors, playing tennis and other sports.


University of Oregon
Emory University