education and experience

Syed Waqar Hasan, M.D. is a general adult psychiatrist with special interest in addiction and geriatric psychiatry who has been practicing the Tampa Bay area since 2008. Dr. Waqar has been serving the area as an educator, speaker and medical profession and has been involved in private practice and community service. He volunteers and serves on the Board of Directors at the Crescent Community Clinic in Spring Hill, FL which provides free medical career to uninsured individuals.  He also serves on the board for the Hernando County Mental Health Alliance and People Helping People. 

Syed Waqar Hasan, M.D.

Dr. Waqar is convinced that personalization means more than the individual genetic pattern of our body (important as it may be). He and his team believe that no amount of technology can replace the trust of each person on his or her personal caregiver (more so in mental and behavioral health), and this trust can only be developed if physicians and other providers have a genuine interest in the person who is their patient. With this in mind, Dr. Waqar and his staff favor strategy which leads to prevention over symptomatic treatment and focus their efforts in minimizing the negative impact of medical interventions on quality of life. 


Dr. Waqar is a graduate of the internationally recognized Dow Medical University in Pakistan and started his training in psychiatry at St. Fintans Psychiatric Hospital in Port Laoise, Ireland. He completed his residency at Kansas University Medical Center (KUMC) in 2006 where he was elected Chief Resident.

While at KUMC, Dr. Waqar was asked to work on a research paper with Dr. Penik on the recent advances in the treatment of alcoholism. After completing his residency, Dr. Waqar worked at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal, Missouri. 

Dr. Waqar has out-patient and in-patient experience. He served as the Medical Director of Springbrook Hospital in Spring Hill, FL between 2013 and 2017 and currently serves as the Director for Springbrook Hospital's Partial Hospitalization Program.