Jusuf Ulaj, MD

Faculty | he/him

Dr. Jusuf Ulaj is a member of the CMBM Faculty. Dr. Ulaj is engaged in CMBM’s global programs in Gaza, Israel, Haiti, the US, and most recently in Central Asia, Poland, and Ukraine. He first encountered CMBM while seeking refuge in Macedonia during the war in Kosovo. After the war, Dr. Ulaj played an active role in establishing mind-body medicine programs in Kosovo and served as the Country Co-Director of Mind-Body Medicine. Since 2001, mind-body medicine has been one of the official modalities within the whole mental health system in Kosovo.

With over 35 years of professional experience, Dr. Ulaj is a neuropsychiatrist who specializes in neurology, psychiatry, and psychodynamic-focused psychotherapy. He currently serves as the Health Advisor to the Prime Minister of Kosovo, co-owns a successful private neurology and psychiatry clinic, and is a positive psychotherapy trainer in Wiesbaden, Germany. Dr. Ulaj is also the co-founder of the Institute for Mental Health and Recovery of Kosovo, a leading non-governmental organization. Dr. Ulaj previously served as the Head of the Psychiatry Department and later CEO of the University Clinical Center of Kosovo. He has also served as the President of the Kosovan and Albanian League of Psychiatrists.

In his spare time, Dr. Ulaj enjoys nature, music, and reading.

Recent press

Helsinki Commission Briefing: Saving Ukraine's Children

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