Nicholas Patniyot, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He currently works with a forensic inpatient population, treating largely chronic psychotic and mood disorders.  He is also an academic diplomate at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies in Houston, Texas.  He has served as a Fellow at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute.  He has experience in inpatient and outpatient psychiatry, as well as various forms of psychotherapy.

Patniyot completed his medical school at the University of Texas at Southwestern and general psychiatry residency at The University of Chicago. He is board certified in adult psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is also an active member of several professional organizations.  He has an academic interest in schizophrenia and chronic mental illness. More specifically, his interests include topics in neurocognition and the interaction of psychodynamics with cognition. When not engaging in work endeavors, Patniyot is an avid visual artist.


Medical Degree
University of Texas at Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas
University of Chicago Hospitals, Institute of Psychiatry, Chicago, Illinois
Postgraduate Training - Fellow
Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, Chicago, Illinois

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

  • Adult General Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Chronic Psychotic Disorders
  • Telemedicine

Research Interests

  • Schizophrenia
  • Cognition
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis