Samuel Collier, MD


Education

University of Texas-Houston Medical School, M.D., Medicine

University of Texas at Austin, B.S., Zoology


Residency/Fellowship

Department of Psychiatry, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Care Information

Clinical Biography

Samuel Collier, MD is the Director of Treatment-Resistant Depression in the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences at UT Health Austin.

His clinical work is shared between Seton Family of Hospitals and the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences. Currently, he serves as the Clinical Director for ECT at Seton Shoal Creek Hospital, Director of the Treatment Resistant Depression at UT Health Austin, and Neuropsychiatric Consultant to the Seton Brain & Spine Comprehensive Epilepsy Program. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of complex neuropsychiatric patients, treatment-resistant mood disorders, and neuromodulation. He also teaches and trains psychiatric residents in the UT Dell Psychiatry Training Program.

Dr. Collier is a native of Austin, Texas, although was raised nearby in Bastrop Country. He attended The University of Texas at Austin completing a B.S. in Zoology before matriculating to medical school at the University of Texas-Houston. During medical school, he developed a deep respect for the importance of meaningful doctor-patient relationships, community outreach, cultural sensitivity, and immigrant health. Mental health care offered the best balance of relational depth, interpersonal meaning, and human impact, so he chose to pursue psychiatric training after considering several medical specialties. He matriculated to the University of Pennsylvania Psychiatric Residency developing expertise in treatment resistant mood disorders, neuromodulation, cognitive-behavioral therapy and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Following graduation, Dr. Collier returned to Austin, Texas to develop the psychiatric training arm of the planned UT Dell Medical School. He is a psychiatrist and faculty member of the University of Texas Dell Medical School (DMS) Department of Psychiatry. After five years of development, the medical school opened in 2015 with its inaugural class of fifty students. He is thrilled to continue developing quality mental health resources for his regional community and looks forward to helping DMS expand its national reputation.

Specializations

  • Advanced Psychopharmacology, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
  • Treatment resistant depression
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation

Board Certification

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Awards & Honors

  • UT-Southwestern at Austin Psychiatry Teacher of the Year Award, 2013
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Award, University of Pennsylvania Dept. Psychiatry, 2011
  • UT Dell Medical School Psychiatry Residency Teacher of the Year, 2015-2016
  • Teachers’ Academy Fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 2015
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