Faculty

Asim A. Shah, MD

Professor & Executive Vice Chair, Chief, Division of Community Psychiatry, Chief, Psychiatry, Menninger Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Dr. Asim Shah is Professor & Executive Vice Chair in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the 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. Dr. Shah also serves as Chief of Psychiatry, Harris Health System & Ben Taub Hospital and as the Director of Community Behavioral Health Program for Harris Heath System. He is also Director of Mood disorder Research Program at Ben Taub Hospital, and has done numerous studies on treatment resistant depression, ketamine and novel pharmacological interventions. He is also Professor in the department of Community and Family Medicine, and is Executive Director Psychotherapy services at Ben Taub Hospital. In 2017 he was appointed to serve as a board director for Mental Health America (MHA) and was named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor of Houston and Houstonia's Top Drs. He has been called upon to make numerous media presentations to National and International Radio/TV/Newspapers on a wide range of clinical and public health topics. 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. .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 Drs. list for Houston in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017.