New Trends in Treatment-Resistant Depression
About the Faculty
Sam J. Collier, MD
Director, TreatmentResistant Depression IPU
Department of Psychiatry
Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin
Sam Collier, M.D., is a psychiatrist and faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School. His outpatient clinical work is based both at Seton Mind Institute, part of the Ascension Seton Family of Hospitals,and UT Health Austin. Currently, he serves as the Clinical Director for ECT at Ascension Seton Medical Center, Director of theTreatment-Resistant Depression Integrated Practice Unit at Dell Medical School, Chief of Staff at Seton Shoal Creek Hospital, and neuropsychiatric consultant to the Seton Brain and Spine Comprehensive Epilepsy Program. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of complex neuropsychiatric patients, treatment-resistant mood disorders and neuromodulation. He also teaches psychiatryresidents in the Dell Medical School Psychiatry Residency Program. During medical school training, he developed a deep respect for the importance of meaningful doctor-patient relationships, community outreach, cultural sensitivity and immigrant health. Mental health care offered the best balance of long term relational depth, interpersonal meaning and evolving discovery in neuroscience, so he chose to pursue psychiatric training. He matriculated to the University of Pennsylvania Psychiatric Residency Program, developing expertise in treatment-resistant mood disorders, neuromodulation, cognitive-behavioral therapy and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. After graduation, Dr. Collier returned to Austin to develop the psychiatric training arm for Dell Medical School. After five years of work, the medical school opened in 2016 with its inaugural class of 50 students.
Disclosure: Sam Collier, M.D., has no relevant financial relationship(s) with commercial interests or conflicts of interest to disclose.