The Breakfast Club is a quarterly event held by the Chamber to honor individuals, civic entities, businesses, and other organizations for major contributions to economic growth, improving the quality of life in the region, major milestones, and other activities which enhance the Worcester region. In addition, a keynote speaker delivers an address of interest to the business audience.


​Behavioral Healthcare Services received this award on December 13th, 2018.

Business Leaders: Despite company's growth, Bahnassi remains patient-focused

By Grant Welker


Amjad Bahnassi quite literally could not have gotten out of Syria any sooner.


Born and raised in the capital of Damascus, Bahnassi graduated high school at 16 and finished medical school at 22. The day after graduation, he left.


"I was ready," he said.


Bahnassi came to Worcester in the early 1980s for a residency program at UMass Medical Center as a psychiatrist and never left. After completing his residency, he started Behavioral Healthcare Services, a practice he still leads after more than 25 years.​

Owner, Behavioral Healthcare Services
Location: Worcester
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria
New generation: Bahnassi became a grandfather last year.

​Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club Award 2018

Small Business Leader of the Year 2018: Amjad Bahnassi, M.D.

Dr. Amjad Bahnassi is ranked as one of the Top 3 Psychiatrists in Worcester by ThreeBestRated.com, evaluated by experts in the field using a rigorous 50-point inspection.

Top Psychiatrist in Worcester

Behavioral Healthcare Services is owned by Dr. Amjad Bahnassi, an award-winning psychiatrist who has made the city of Worcester his home. Below are some of his more recent awards and achievements.

Awards & Achievements

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