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Gayle Ayers, DO


Education

Western University of Health Sciences, DO

Texas A&M University, MS


Residency/Fellowship

Residency, Psychiatry, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Memorial Hospital

Fellowship, Geriatric Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

Care Information

Clinical Biography

Gayle Ayers, DO, is a board-certified geriatric psychiatrist in UT Health Austin’s Comprehensive Memory Center within UT Health Austin’s Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences. She specializes in geriatric psychiatry and caring for patients with dementia. Additionally, Dr. Ayers is an assistant professor in both the Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Dell Medical School Department of Neurology and serves as a Society Coach and advisor for students at the Dell Medical School.

Dr. Ayers earned her doctor of osteopathy from Western University of Health Sciences and her master’s from Texas A&M University. She completed a residency in psychiatry at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Memorial Hospital and a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Ayers engages in several committees on geriatric psychiatry and is a dedicated volunteer. She serves as Medical Director for the Heritage Intensive Outpatient Program at Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital and is an outpatient geriatric psychiatrist at Seton Mind Institute. Both Seton facilities are a part of Ascension Seton. She is also an active member of the Austin Psychiatric Society, the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, the American Psychiatric Association, and the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians as well as several other state and national societies and associations.

Specializations

  • Adult mental health
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Geriatric psychiatry

Board Certification

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Adult Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Geriatric Psychiatry

Awards & Honors

  • Geriatric Mental Health Foundation Honors Scholar, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Outstanding Resident in Psychiatry
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