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Jorge Almeida, MD, PhD


Faculdade de Medicina do ABC, Santo André, Brazil, MD

Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil, PhD, Neurosciences


Residency, Psychiatry, Brown University

Fellowship, Clinical and Translational Affective Neuroscience Program, University of Pittsburgh

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Clinical Biography

Jorge Almeida, MD, PhD, is a board-certified psychiatrist and the Director of UT Health Austin’s Bipolar Disorder Center within UT Health Austin’s Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences. He specializes in enhancing the quality of life for individuals suffering from bipolar disorder illness. Additionally, Dr. Almeida is an associate professor and serves as the Director of Psychiatry Clinical Institutes for the Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Almeida earned his medical degree from Faculdade de Medicina do ABC in Santo André, Brazil and his doctorate in neuroscience from the Universidade de São Paulo in Brazil. He completed a residency in psychiatry at Brown University and a fellowship in clinical and translational affective neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Almeida’s neuroimaging research focuses on the use of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to investigate biomarkers of mood disorders, especially bipolar disorder, using standard neuroimaging data analysis along with effective connectivity and pattern recognition analysis.


  • Bipolar disorder
  • Neuroimaging

Board Certification

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
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