Faculty

Administrative Number: 915-215-5855

David F. Briones
David F. Briones, M.D.

Professor and Clerkship Director Education
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Specialty: Forensic Psychiatry

david.briones@ttuhsc.edu

Salvador Aguirre
Salvador Aguirre-Hauchbaum, M.D.

Professor
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

salvador.aguirre@ttuhsc.edu

Dan Blunk
Dan I. Blunk, M.D.

Associate Professor
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

dan.blunk@ttuhsc.edu

Cecilia De Vargas
Cecilia De Vargas, M.D.

Associate Professor
Director for the Child and Adolescent Fellowship Program
Director for the Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit at the El Paso Psychiatric Center
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Specialty: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

cecilia.devargas@ttuhsc.edu

Michael Escamillia
Michael Escamilla, M.D.

Professor
Director for the Center of Emphasis - Neurosciences
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

m.escamilla@ttuhsc.edu

Robert Gonzalez
Robert Gonzalez, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Associate Chair for Research
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Speciality:  Mood Disorders

robert99.gonzalez@ttuhsc.edu

Amelia Leony-Carrete
Amelia Leony-Carrete, LCSW

Faculty Associate
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

amelia.leony-carrete@ttuhsc.edu

Shiva Mansourkhani
Shiva Mansourkhani, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Specialty: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

shiva.mansourkhani@ttuhsc.edu

Sarah Martin
Sarah Martin, M.D.

Director, Psychiatry Residency Training Program

Assistant Professor
Child and Adolescent Division Chief
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Specialty: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

sarah.l.martin@ttuhsc.edu

Shivani Mehta
Shivani Mehta, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Specialty: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

shivani.mehta@ttuhsc.edu

Rebecca Pasillas
Rebecca Pasillas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

rebecca.pasillas@ttuhsc.edu

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Mercedes Ramirez, M.D.

Research Assistant Professor

mercedes.ramirez@ttuhsc.edu

Ricardo Salazar
Ricardo Salazar, M.D.

Associate Professor
Chief, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and Geriatric
Psychiatry.

ricardo.salazar@ttuhsc.edu

Peter Thompson
Peter Thompson, M.D.

 

Department Chair

Professor
Director, Southwest Brain Bank

Mood Disorders Division Chief
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

pm.thompson@ttuhsc.edu

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Silvina Tonarelli, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

silvina.tonarelli@ttuhsc.edu

Aghaegbulam Uga
Aghaegbulam Uga, M.D., FWACP

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry
Program Director, Combined Internal Medicine/Psychiatry Residency
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Internal Medicine

aghaegbulam.h.uga@ttuhsc.edu

915-215-5850

Henry Weisman
Henry W.J. Weisman, M.D.

Associate Professor
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and Psychosomatic Medicine

henry.weisman@ttuhsc.edu

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Juan M. Zavala, M.D.

Research Assistant Professor

juan.m.zavala@ttuhsc.edu