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Vivek Singh, MD

Chair for the Department of Psychiatry, Professor

Phone: 915-215-5855

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Vivek Singh, M.D., is Professor and Chair for the Department of Psychiatry at the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso). Dr. Singh comes to TTUHSC El Paso form the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) where he was an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Interim Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs, Medical Director of University Hospital Psychiatric Services, Director of the Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Service, and Chairman of the Institutional Review Board.

Dr. Singh received his MD from Gandhi Medical College in Hyderabad, India, and MPH degree from the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois. Following his residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, he obtained post-doctoral fellowship training in psychopharmacology and biological psychiatry at UTHSCSA. He is board certified in Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. His clinical, research, and teaching activities are focused on bipolar disorders and Psychosomatic Medicine. Dr. Singh has authored numerous articles and book chapters on bipolar disorders. He is also an active reviewer for several psychiatric journals and member of editorial boards. He is a highly sought after national speaker on bipolar disorders and educates practicing psychiatrists in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of this illness. Dr. Singh has been actively involved with the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) where he is Vice-President of Education and Chairman of the Education Committee.

He is also a member of the Executive Committee and on the Board of Councilors of the ISBD. He has been the Editor-in Chief of the International Society for Bipolar Disorder Global Newsletter since 2010.

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columnTexas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, the Texas Tech University System’s fourth university, with a mission to provide education, research, and patient care to West Texas and beyond. It is comprised of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing and is a regional campus for a Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The university has a clinical practice called Texas Tech Physicians that is part of the largest network of healthcare physicians in West Texas. Research focuses on cancer, diabetes & obesity, infectious diseases, and neurology.