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Asim Shah

Dr. Asim Shah is the Executive Vice Chair and Professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and the Department of Community and Family Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine. In September 2016, Dr. Shah was appointed as the Inaugural Vice Chair for Community Psychiatry, which has now become the Division of Community Psychiatry under his leadership as its Chief. He is also Chief of Psychiatry for Ben Taub Hospital/Harris Health System and the Director of Community Behavioral Health Program for Harris Health System.

His service is the largest outpatient Mental Health provider in Harris County, with over 100,000 visits a year. He is also the Director of Mood Disorder Research Program at Ben Taub and the Executive Director of Psychotherapy Services for Ben Taub Hospital. Dr. Shah has done numerous media presentations to National and International Radio/TV/Newspapers on topics like Ketamine and Depression, Election stress, mass shootings, stress management, work related stress, ADHD, road rage, seasonal affective disorder and Phobias and has widely presented both nationally and internationally. He has received two Fulbright and Jaworski Awards, one for Teaching and Evaluation in 2012 and second for Educational Leadership in 2014. He also received Rising Star Clinician Award from Baylor in 2014. His current research is in the field of treatment resistant depression, and ketamine.

He won the Faculty of the Year Award in 2013 from Baylor¹s Psychiatric Residency Program, and in 2014 from Baylor¹s Psychology Internship Program, and also was named by Houstonia magazine in their Top Doctors list for Houston in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017, and Top Doctors of Houston Award by Castle Connolly in 2017. He was appointed as Board Director for Mental Health America (MHA) in June 2017.

(Fall 2023)