Iram Kazimi, MD, is associate professor and Residency Training Director in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She also serves as the director of the Inpatient Pediatric Bipolar Program at UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center (HCPC). In addition to clinical care and research in pediatric mood disorders, Kazimi has longstanding interests in teaching, mentorship and curriculum design. As a resident and fellow in the department, she remembers how she benefited from the incredible mentorship and experienced how transformative an outstanding educator could be. Her personal experiences as a trainee strongly influenced her decision to join the department as faculty in 2008. Her desire is to continue this tradition of excellence and develop a psychiatry residency program that is internationally recognized for clinical and research training as well as innovation in the dissipation of knowledge. Kazimi’s efforts are reflected in how well the residents perform on the annual in-service examination, the APA annual MIND GAMES competition and recognition of resident scholarly activity with national awards, scholarships and grants.

As a clinician, Kazimi is interested in diagnostic clarity when treating children and adolescents. Specifically, she is interested in identifying diagnosis for children and adolescents who have emerging bipolar disorder or who have a genetic predisposition to develop a mood disorder. Her research interests focus on interventions to prevent suicide in adolescents, assessment and management of mood disorders in children and the association between trauma and the development of bipolar disorder.


Medical Degree
University of Texas Medical Branch
Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

  • Adult General Psychiatry
  • Anxiety/OCD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child General Psychiatry
  • Depression
  • Developmental & Intellectual Disabilities
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Trauma
  • Second Opinion
  • Suicide Prevention

Research Interests

  • Genetics
  • Mood Disorders
  • Neuroimaging
  • PTSD
  • Trauma