Gregory L. Hestla, MD, attending physician at UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center, is the director of the Psychiatry Clerkship and an assistant professor in the Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He is board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Hestla earned his medical degree from UTHealth Houston McGovern Medical School and completed residency training at the Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences where he also served as Chief Resident for Medical Student Education. He has continued to develop his interest and expertise in medical student education via completion of the Health Educator Fellowship Program offered at McGovern Medical School, service on the McGovern Medical School Curriculum Committee, serving as a Medical Coaching Experience instructor, with lecture responsibilities in the MS2 Nervous System & Behavior Module, and through clinical teaching roles with MS4 Advanced Patient Care students and MS3 Psychiatry Clerkship students. He is an active member of the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP). His educational interests are in Team Based Learning, video modalities for asynchronous learning, and practical instruction about psychiatric interviewing.
Dr. Hestla has a clinical interest in the inpatient treatment of severe mental illnesses including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder.