Amanda Helminiak, MD, joined the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences as an assistant professor in July 2015. She is a board-certified psychiatrist at UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center (HCPC). In addition to providing patient care in a general adult acute unit, Helminiak is actively involved in both medical student and resident education. Her primary educational interests include acute psychiatry, mentorship and physician wellness. These interests and involvement in resident education led her to be named the associate training director of the residency program in 2017. Her goal in this position is to empower the residents and amplify their already strong capabilities.

Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Helminiak received a bachelor’s of science in biology and graduated summa cum laude from St. Mary’s University in 2007. Afterwards, she earned a doctor of medicine degree from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston (now known as McGovern Medical School at UTHealth) in 2011. She then returned to her hometown for the general adult psychiatry residency at UTHealth San Antonio. She completed her training in 2015 and was a chief resident during her final year. After graduating she ventured back to Houston and began her new faculty position.


Medical Degree
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

  • Adult General Psychiatry
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia