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Nicholas G. Pejic, MD

New Orleans Psychiatrist Nicholas Pejic MD

Dr. Pejic is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist in New Orleans. He graduated from Tulane University with honors in Cell and Molecular Biology and Tulane School of Medicine. He was completing his internship in psychiatry at Charity Hospital when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. Dr. Pejic went on to become Chief Resident in the post-Katrina years and completed a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at University Hospital-New Orleans.

Currently, Dr. Pejic is a practicing psychiatrist, Medical Director of Atlas Psychiatry in New Orleans, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at LSU School of Medicine. He has a strong general psychiatric practice and specializes in treating patients with treatment resistant depression, medically complex cases, and addiction.  

Dr. Pejic also lectures in the community and at Tulane and LSU Medical Schools about psychopharmacology, business in medicine, neuroscience, neuropsychiatry, addiction medicine and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. 

Dr. Pejic loves running in Audubon park, spending time with his wife, daughter, and son, skiing, playing the guitar, studying cryptocurrency, rooting for the Saints and keeping up with the latest advances in his field.


Andrew J. Anson, MD

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Dr. Andrew Anson is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst. He earned his medical degree from the Medical School for International Health at Ben Gurion University. He then completed his psychiatry residency at Columbia's Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan, where he served as Chief Resident. He trained in psychoanalysis at the William Alanson White Institute before relocating to New Orleans, where he currently practices.


Dr. Anson has a broad general psychiatry background. He worked in a variety of medical settings before joining Atlas, including Yale's Smilow Cancer Hospital and Tulane University's Campus Health Center. He has expertise helping new patients navigate the role of medications and therapy, as well as helping patients with much prior treatment experience do deeper explorations in psychoanalysis. He enjoys working with trauma and loss, LGBTQ populations and transitions, alternative lifestyles, relationship problems, and patients of diverse backgrounds. Dr. Anson's extensive training in both psychopharmacology and psychoanalysis allows him to dive deeply and address not only symptoms but root causes for one's distress. 


In addition to his work at Atlas, Dr. Anson is Teaching Faculty at the New Orleans Birmingham Psychoanalytic Center as well as Adjunct Teaching Faculty at Tulane Medical School's Behavioral Sciences Department. He is currently studying future applications of psychedelic-assisted therapy.  

When not in the consultation room, Dr. Anson enjoys reading Lacan, writing, costuming in the French Quarter, or spending time in the pool. 


Ashifur Rahman, MD

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Dr. Ashifur Rahman is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist and Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. He graduated from Loyola University New Orleans majoring in biology, after which he went on to complete his masters at Tulane University in cell and molecular biology. He then completed his medical training at LSU School of Medicine, his residency training in the LSU New Orleans/Ochsner Adult Psychiatry program, and his fellowship training in the LSU New Orleans Child and Adolescent Psychiatry program. As part of his training, Dr. Rahman also completed the Harris Infant Mental Health training program.


Dr. Rahman specializes in treating a wide range of mental health issues from behavioral disturbances, anxiety, depression to severe mood and psychotic disorders. He has particular interest in adolescent/adult mood disorders, anxiety disorders, social psychiatry and cultural psychiatry. He strives to incorporate the biopsychosocial model in all aspects of his practice. He is comfortable with a wide range of evidence-based medicines to address presenting symptoms but enjoys working with individuals and families collaboratively to come up with effective treatment plans to address ongoing issues.  He strives to provide an environment invested in communication and trust with individuals and families.


In addition to his work at Atlas, Dr. Rahman continues to be clinical faculty at LSU New Orleans Child and Adolescent psychiatry program.  He has served as assistant program director for the fellowship prior to joining Atlas.  He continues to lecture to adult psychiatry residents and child-adolescent fellows on a wide variety of topics ranging from bereavement/loss, anxiety disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy, and ADHD. In his free time, Dr. Rahman enjoys the traveling to other countries, playing tennis and golf, riding with his Mardi Gras crew yearly, and enjoying the wonderful variety of cuisine in New Orleans.

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