Dr. Ilia Nikhinson, M.D., Chair of Department of Behavioral Medicine

Dr. Ilia Nikhinson has been serving in the field of medicine for over 25 years. Upon graduating from Omsk Medical School in Russia in 1983, he began his career as a pediatrician. In 2002, he completed the residency training program in psychiatry at Medical College of Pennsylvania – Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. Shortly thereafter, he began working at The Behavioral Wellness Center at Girard (formerly Girard Medical Center) as the Medical Director of Extended Acute Care Unit. He was later promoted to Chairman of the Department of Behavioral Medicine in 2010. In addition to his role as Chairman, Dr. Nikhinson currently serves as a President-elect of the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society.