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Aneela Khan

Aneela Khan, MD


Department: Psychiatry

Practices: Drexel Psychiatry

Specialties: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry


  • MD - University of Peshawar, Khyber Medical College, Pakistan (1991)

Awards & Honors

  • Kenneth H. Gordon Award for advocacy for mental health of children, from the Regional Council of the American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2014)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • American Academy of Psychiatry and Law
  • Child and Adolescent Committee, American Academy of Psychiatry and Law

Aneela Khan, MD, practices child and adolescent psychiatry and forensic psychiatry in Philadelphia. She is the director of Children's Reach, the child and adolescent outpatient clinic at Northwestern Human Services, and has a particular clinical interest in ADHD, autism and trauma-related services. She also provides psychiatric services at the Juvenile Justice Center in Philadelphia.

As a forensic psychiatrist, Dr. Khan serves as an expert witness in civil and criminal cases. She is also available to provide consultation services to attorneys, judges and legal organizations on a variety of subjects.

Clinical Services

Child and adolescent psychiatry, Forensics, Autism, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Psychiatric evaluation


  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry - Drexel University College of Medicine (2014)
  • Forensic Psychiatry - University of Pennsylvania (2015)


  • General Psychiatry - Einstein Hospital (2012)
Aneela Khan, MD, is a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine. She is involved in the teaching of medical students, general adult psychiatry residents, and child and adolescent psychiatry fellows at Drexel.

Research Overview

Dr. Khan has conducted research on autism and ADHD in children and adolescents. Her work has been published most recently in the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.

In the Media


"Hoarding, Housing, and DSM-5"
Kenneth J. Weiss, MD, and Aneela Khan, MD
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 43:4:492-498 (December 2015)

"Is ADHD covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act?"
Aneela Khan, MD, and Kenneth J. Weiss, MD
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 43:2:240-242 (June 2015)


"'I Know It When I See It': Violent Video Games and the First Amendment"
Seminar, University of Pennsylvania, March 2015

"Video Games: Developmental and Legal Perspectives"
Poster presentation, American Academy of Psychiatry and Law Annual Meeting, 2015

"Adverse Childhood Experiences: Consequences and Treatment"
Grand rounds presentation at Drexel University College of Medicine, 2014

"Obesity in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder"
Poster presentation, New Clinical Drug Evaluation Unit (NCDEU) 49th Annual Meeting at Florida, 2009

Contact Information

Practice Office

Drexel Psychiatry
4641 Roosevelt Boulevard
Friends Hospital, Scattergood Building
Philadelphia, PA 19124
Phone: 215.831.7800
Fax: 215.831.6382