Dean Atkinson, MD, is an attending physician at UTHealth Houston Behavioral Sciences Campus, an Associate Program Director for the General Psychiatry Residency Program, an an assistant professor in the Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He is certified in adult psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Atkinson received his medical degree from UTHealth Houston McGovern Medical School and completed his general residency training at the psychiatry department at UTHealth Houston before officially joining the department of 2020. He has clinical interest in the inpatient treatment of severe mental illnesses, mentorship, clinician education, and advanced interviewing techniques.


Medical Degree
UTHealth Houston McGovern Medical School
Residency, Psychiatry
UTHealth Houston McGovern Medical School

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

  • Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Mood and Psychotic Disorders
  • Clinician Education
  • Interviewing Techniques

Research Interests

  • Clinical Education Tools