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
Primary Location:
Psychiatric Medicine West Complex

3rd 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



Dr. Ait-Daoud Tiouririne graduated from Algiers University in 1992 and trained in psychiatry both at Algiers and the University of Virginia. She is the Addiction Medicine Fellowship Director and Associate Director for the Psychiatry Residency Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences. She is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist and Addiction Medicine specialist and Director of the Center for Leading-Edge Addiction Research (CLEAR) outpatient Psychiatry services. She is also the Medical Director of Ambulatory Psychiatry and Medical Director of the Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT).

Dr. Ait-Daoud Tiouririne has expertise in the pharmacological treatment of alcohol, opioid, and other substance use disorders. Her special interests are medication development for the treatment of the addictions and understanding the underpinnings of drug craving associated with treatment response. She sees patients privately and with residents within the division of outpatient psychiatry, and also dedicates her time in teaching resident, medical and undergraduate students.

Her research focuses on the development of medications and other treatment modalities for addictions; and linking clinical psychopharmacological research with basic biochemical studies to understand the underpinnings of addiction associated with craving and treatment response. She is a principal investigator on multiple NIH funded projects and a co-investigator on multiple other NIH funded grants.

  • 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