Biography

Marsal Sanches, MD, PhD, is a board-certified psychiatrist with specific interests in mood disorders, neuroimaging, psychopathology, and medical education. He is currently an associate professor of psychiatry and the associate director of the UT Center of Excellence on Mood Disorders. In addition, Dr. Sanches is the current director of the research track psychiatry residency training program. Prior to joining the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School, he was an assistant professor and chief of the Division of General Adult Psychiatry at Santa Casa de Sao Paulo School of Medicine, where he also served as the residency program director. More recently, he was an attending psychiatrist at CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck, North Dakota, and a clinical associate professor at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine.

Dr. Sanches, who has extensive teaching and research experience, is the author or co-author of more than 100 publications, including peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, as well as numerous abstracts. He is also the organizer of a book on case management of patients with severe mental illnesses. Dr. Sanches is the recipient of several research and teaching awards, including the prestigious George Ginsberg Award from the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training. He is an active member of several professional societies, including the American Psychiatric Association and the American Medical Association.

Education

Medical Degree
Santa Casa de Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Brazil
Doctoral Degree
Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Residency
Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Residency
Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Fellowship
Mood Disorders and Neuroimaging, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston & University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Adult General Psychiatry
  • Depression

Research Interests

  • Cross-cultural psychiatry
  • Mood disorders
  • Neuroimaging
  • Psychopharmacology