Dr. Vivek Singh Resident Awards for Clinical Excellence Fund


Dear friends,

Dr. Vivek Singh posing in his white coat.In remembrance of Vivek Singh, M.D., former chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso has established the Dr. Vivek Singh Resident Awards for Clinical Excellence.

Dr. Singh, who passed away Oct. 31, 2015, began his role at TTUHSC El Paso June 13, 2015. During his brief time in El Paso, he built strong community relations and hired six new faculty physicians. In less than five months, Dr. Singh built the foundation for a world-class psychiatry department that continues to identify and address the mental health needs of the border population, provide cutting-edge care to those with mental illness in El Paso, and integrate mental health into primary care settings.

Dr. Singh came to TTUHSC El Paso from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), where he served as 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 M.D. from Gandhi Medical College in Hyderabad, India, and his M.P.H. from the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois. He was also a member of the Executive Committee and served on the Board of Councilors of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD). He was also the editor-in chief of the organization’s global newsletter, starting in 2010.

Through the permanently funded Dr. Vivek Singh Resident Awards for Clinical Excellence, Dr. Vivek Singh will forever be honored for his passionate work. All donations will go toward enhancing the Department of Psychiatry and its residency program.

We invite Dr. Singh’s friends and colleagues to join us in honoring him by contributing to the Residency Awards for Clinical Excellence. Donations may be made online by clicking the button below.