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Amit Shahane, PhD

Department: Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences Division: Behavioral Medicine Center Title: Assistant Professor

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P.O. Box 800623 Charlottesville, VA 22908 Other Locations:
Behavioral Medicine Center


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.