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Stuart C. Yudofsky, M.D.

Dr. Stuart C. Yudofsky

Chairman, Department of Psychiatry
Houston Methodist Hospital

Biography

Stuart C. Yudofsky, M.D., is chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Houston Methodist Hospital and the D.C. and Irene Ellwood Professor and Chairman of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of Baylor College of Medicine.

Prior to moving to Houston in 1991 with his wife Beth, who is also a psychiatrist, Dr. Yudofsky was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Chicago and Chief of Psychiatric Services for The University of Chicago Hospital System. He was founding director of the psychiatry department of Allegheny General Hospital and director of psychiatric research at the Allegheny-Singer Research Institute. For 14 years he was on the faculty of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he was Vice Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, Clinical Director and Deputy Director of the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

For the past 19 years, Dr. Yudofsky has been editor of The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, the official journal of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, and the author/co-author of numerous scientific articles and over 60 book chapters. He additionally is the author of or has edited/co-edited 32 medical books including the American Psychiatric Press' Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry and its Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, two of the standard reference textbooks in this field that will be published in their Fifth Editions in 2007. Both books have been translated into several other languages - including Spanish, Portuguese and Italian - and are used extensively abroad. He also wrote What You Need to Know About Psychiatric Drugs, a book for the general public about psychiatric medications and, most recently, Fatal Flaws, a hybrid book about personality disorders for mental health professionals and for people in destructive relationships with people who have these conditions. Fatal Flaws is soon to be published in Japanese.

With the critical collaboration of many, Dr. Yudofsky helped to spearhead the re-location of the famed Menninger Clinic from Topeka, Kansas, where it had flourished for over 75 years, to Houston. The Menninger Clinic is now a full academic affiliate of Baylor College of Medicine and Houston Methodist Hospital.
Dr. Yudofsky has been elected to the membership of numerous national honorary societies including Phi Beta Kappa and to Fellowships in the New York Academy of Medicine, The American Psychiatric Association, The American Neuropsychiatric Association, and the American College of Psychiatrists. Currently, he serves as Vice Chairperson of the Council on Research and Chairman of the Committee on Research Awards of the American Psychiatric Association. He is past President of the American Neuropsychiatric Association. Additionally, he is on the editorial boards of ten scientific journals, and is Associate Editor of American Psychiatric Publishing, the publishing arm of the American Psychiatric Association.

In Houston, Dr. Yudofsky has served as a member of the Boards of Trustees of the Mental Health Association, which awarded him the 1995 Ima Hogg Award for outstanding service to the mentally ill of the community; of the Depressive and Manic Depressive Association, which awarded him the 1995 Artie Houston Service Award; of the Houston Advocates for Mentally Ill Children, which awarded him and his wife, Dr. Beth Yudofsky, their 1999 Muriel C. Phillips Innovator Award; and of The Kinkaid School, where he has served as Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and currently is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. He serves as an advisor to the Board of Trustees the Texas Medical Center Hospice, of which he was previously a board member. In May 1992, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill honored him with the NAMI Exemplary Psychiatrist Award. In 1996 he received the Centennial Award as Outstanding Alumnus of the Decade 1970-1979 from the Department of Psychiatry of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, where he trained as a resident in psychiatry. In 2005, Dr. Yudofsky received the Faculty of the Year award from the Alumni Association of Baylor College of Medicine as well as the Alumnus of the Year award from the Department of Psychiatry of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Also in 2005, Dr. Yudofsky was elected by the Scientific Program Committee of the American Psychiatric Association to deliver the Distinguished Psychiatrist Award Lecture at the Annual Meeting of that year. In 2006, along with Houston Mayor Bill White and Judge Robert Eckels and two others, Dr. Yudofsky received the Good Samaritan Award of the Carole & Ronald Krist Samaritan Center for Counseling & Education.

Research and Clinical Interests

Dr. Yudofsky's research and clinical practice focuses upon two areas: psycho-pharmacology (the use of medications to treat mental illnesses) and neuropsychiatry (the treatment of mood and behavioral changes associated with brain disorders such as stroke, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, and traumatic brain injury)

 

Recent Publications

  1. Yudofsky, SC. Parkinson’s Disease, Depression, and Electrical Stimulation of the Brain. (Editorial) NEJM 1999;340(19):1500-1502.
  2. Kunik ME, Snow-Turek AL, Iqbal N, Molinari VA, Orengo CA, Workman RH, Yudofsky SC. Contribution of psychosis and depression to behavioral disturbances in geropsychiatric inpatients with dementia. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 1999;54A(3):M157-61.
  3. Silver JM, Yudofsky SC, Slater JA, Kugelmass R, Katz BL, Williams DT, Wolland H, Endicott J. Propranolol treatment of chronically hospitalized aggressive patients. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 1999;11:328-35.
  4. Orengo C, Kunik ME, Molinari V, Wristers K, Yudofsky SC. Do testosterone levels relate to aggression in elderly men with dementia? J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 2002;14:161-166.
  5. Yudofsky SC. Hales, RE. Neuropsychiatry and the future of psychiatry and neurology. (Editorial) Am J Psychiatry 159:8, August 2002.
  6. Yudofsky SC. Menninger partnership. Bull Menninger Clin 66:4, Fall 2002.
  7. Kim HF, Yudofsky SC. Depression in Women. Houston Medical Journal 2:10, December 2004.

Recent Books

  1. Yudofsky SC, Hales RE, eds: The American Psychiatric Press Textbook Of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Fourth Edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., 2002. Translated into Portuguese, 2005.
  2. Marangell LB, Martinez JM, Silver JM, Yudofsky SC, eds: The American Psychiatric Press Concise Guide to Psychopharmacology. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 2002. Translated into Portuguese, 2004. Translated into Hungarian, 2005.
  3. Hales RE, Yudofsky SC, eds: The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry, Fourth Edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., 2003. Translated into Spanish, 2004. Translated into Portuguese, 2005.
  4. Yudofsky SC, Hales RE, eds: Essentials of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., 2004.
  5. Hales RE, Yudofsky SC, eds: Essentials of Clinical Psychiatry, Second Edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 2004. Translated into Turkish, 2005.
  6. Hilty D, Bourgeois J, Hales RE, Yudofsky SC, Hales D, eds: Study Guide to the American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry, Fourth Edition: Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 2004, 2006.
  7. Hilty DM, Bourgeois JA, Hales RE, Yudofsky SC, eds: Self-Assessment in Clinical Psychiatry (online). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 2004.
  8. Bourgeois JA, Shahrokh NC, Hales RE, Yudofsky SC, eds: Self-Assessment in Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences (online). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 2004.
  9. Yudofsky SC, Kim HF, eds: Neuropsychiatric Assessment. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. 2004.
  10. Silver JM, Yudofsky SC, McAllister, TW, eds: Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., February, 2005.
  11. Yudofsky SC. Fatal Flaws: Navigating Destructive Relationships. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., March, 2005. Translated into Spanish and Japanese, 2007.
  12. Hales RE, Yudofsky SC, Chew RH. What Your Patients Need to Know About Psychiatric Medication. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., March, 2005.
  13. Hallett M, Fahn S, Jankovic J, Cloninger CR, Lang A, Yudofsky SC. Psychogenic Movement Disorders. American Academy of Neurology Press, 2006.
  14. Bourgeois J, Shahrokh N., Hales RE, Yudofsky SC. Study Guide to the American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Fourth Edition: Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., 2006.
  15. Yudofsky, SC, Hales RE, eds: The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Fifth Edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., 2008.

Recent Book Chapters

  1. Silver JM, Yudofsky SC, Hales RE. Neuropsychiatric aspects of traumatic brain injury. In: Yudofsky SC, Hales RE, eds. The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Fourth Edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.; 2002: 625-672.
  2. Marangell LB, Silver JM, Martinez J, Yudofsky SC. Psychopharmacology and Electroconvulsive Therapy. In: Hales RE, Yudofsky SC, eds. The American
    Psychiatry Press Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry,
    Fourth Edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 2003.
  3. Yudofsky SC. Delirium. In: Rakel RE and Bope ET, eds. Conn’s Current Therapy 2003. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Company; 2003:1193.
  4. Yudofsky SC, Marangell LB, Silver JM, Hales RE. Antipsychotic drugs. In: Adelman G, Smith BH, eds. Elsevier’s Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, 3rd edition. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier Science B.V., 2003.
  5. Kim HF, Yudofsky SC. Neuropsychiatric Testing. In: Yudofsky SC, Kim HF, eds. Neuropsychiatric Assessment. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, Inc, 2004.
  6. Silver JM, Arciniegas DB, Yudofsky, SC. Psychopharmacology in Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury, Silver, JM, McAllister TW, Yudofsky SC, editors.
    Washington, American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., 2005.
  7. Yudofsky SC, Hales RE, Delirium, Dementia, and Amnestic and Other Cognitive Disorders in Treatments of DSM-IV TR Psychiatric Disorders, Gabbard GO, Editor. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., 2007.
  8. Kim HF, Marangell LB, Yudofsky SC, Psychopharmacological Treatment and Electroconvulsive Therapy in Textbook of Suicide Assessment and Management, Simon RI, Hales RE, editors. Washington, D.C. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., 2006.
  9. Silver JM, Yudofsky, SC, Anderson KE, Aggressive Disorders in Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury, Silver JM, McAllister TW, Yudofsky SC, editors.
    Washington, D.C. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., 2006.
  10. Silver JM, Arciniegas DB, Yudofsky SC, Psychopharmacology in Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury, Silver JM, McAllister TW, Yudofsky SC, editors.
    Washington, D.C. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., 2006.
  11. Yudofsky SC, Hales RE (Section editors). Delirium, dementia, and amnestic and other cognitive disorders. In: Gabbard G, ed. Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, Fourth Edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.; 2007: Part
    II.
  12. Silver JM, Hales RE, Yudofsky SC. Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury. In: Yudofsky SC, Hales RE, eds. The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Fifth Edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.: 2008: 595-647.
  13. Kim HF, Yudofsky SC, Hales RE, Tucker GJ. Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Seizure Disorders. In: Yudofsky SC, Hales RE, eds. The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Fifth Edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.: 2008: 649-675.

 

 

Priscilla Ray, M.D.

Dr. Priscilla Ray

Medical Director, Psychiatry Unit
Houston Methodist Hospital

Education

  • Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Internship: St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Residency: Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals

Biography

Dr. Priscilla Ray is an attending psychiatrist at Houston Methodist Hospital with more than 30 years of experience. She is also a clinical professor of psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine and a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston.

Dr. Ray is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine, where she also received the Award for General Excellence in Psychiatry. She was accorded additional honors during her internship at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital and her residency with Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals, and was the recipient of the American Medical Association's Physician Recognition Award.

Dr. Ray holds numerous professional memberships, including the American College of Psychiatrists, Texas Medical Association and the American Medical Association, where she is a current member of the House of Delegates and former vice chair and chairman of the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and is certified in forensic psychiatry.

Published Works

  1. Co-Author — Article in The Review of Litigation, Winter 1997 (University of Texas School of Law Publications) "The Availability of Rule 35 Mental Examinations in Employment Discrimination Cases"
  2. Author — Chapter 10.2, Heart Disease in Women by James T. Willerson, M.D. and Susan Wilansky, M.D., 2002 "Psychiatric Aspects of Coronary Artery Disease"