Nassima Ait Daoud Tiouririne

Nassima Ait Daoud Tiouririne, MD

Behavioral Medicine Center, Outpatient Psychiatry, Center for Leading-Edge Addiction Research (CLEAR)
Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Call 434.243.0563
Primary Location:
Psychiatric Medicine West Complex

Third Floor

1300 Jefferson Park Ave.

Charlottesville, VA 22903

ABMS Certification:
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology; American Board of Addiction Medicine
Research Interests:

Development of medications for the treatment of different types of addiction and understanding the biological and psychosocial underpinning of addiction

Clinical Practice:
TMS Therapy for Depression, Psychiatry Services - Adult

Nassima Ait-Daoud Tiouririne, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist who focuses on the pharmacological treatment of alcohol, opioid and other substance use disorders. In addition to caring for patients, Tiouririne also dedicates her time to teaching resident, medical and undergraduate students.    

A principle investigator on multiple National Institutes of Health-funded projects, and a co-investigator on many other NIH-funded grants, Tiouririne is an active researcher. She has a particular interest in medication development for the treatment of addictions, and understanding the underpinnings of drug craving associated with treatment response.   

Tiouririne received her medical degree from Algiers University in Algeria. She trained in psychiatry both at Algiers and UVA, where she completed her residency prior to pursuing a fellowship at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas.    

Tiouririne returned to UVA, and is now the Addiction Medicine Fellowship director and associate director for the Psychiatry Residency Program in the UVA Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences. In addition, she is director of the Center for Leading-Edge Addiction Research (CLEAR) outpatient Psychiatry services, the medical director of Ambulatory Psychiatry, as well as the medical director of the Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT).  

  • 2019 Best Bedside Manner Awards, OurHealth Charlottesville and Shenandoah Valley Magazine; Honorable Mention, Psychiatry
  • 2018 Best Bedside Manner Awards, OurHealth Charlottesville and Shenandoah Valley Magazine; Second Place, Psychiatry

  • 2010 Editor in Chief of Frontiers in Addictive Behaviors

  • 2008 to Present Active member of the NIAAA AA3 scientific review committee

  • 2001 Fellowship from the 7th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry

  • 2000 MAAS Award

  • 1998-2000 NIAAA Research Supplement Award for Minorities Recipient

  • 1999 CPDD Registration Award

  • 1999 ACNP Travel Award

University of Medicine of Algiers, Algeria, 1992
University of Virginia School of Medicine