Svetlana Malkina, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has been an attending physician at UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center (HCPC) for the past 9 years. She treats the severely ill psychiatric patients in one of the hospital’s Acute Care Units. She is involved in the training of medical students during their clerkship rotations and mentors residents. She appreciates both aspects of her work and says there is nothing more rewarding than seeing how patients improve or students become more independent.

Originally from Ukraine, Dr. Malkina was raised in a family of physicians and knew she wanted to become a psychiatrist at a young age. After graduating from medical school in Saint Petersburg, Russia, she worked in Moldova as a family physician for 10 years. She came to the US to complete her training in New York and at Baylor College of Medicine, after which she joined the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.


Medical Degree
The First St. Petersburg Medical School, Russia
Psychiatry, Creedmor Psychiatric Center, Staten Island University Hospital
C&L Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

  • Addiction
  • Adult General Psychiatry
  • Anxiety/OCD
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Developmental & Intellectual Disabilities
  • Eating Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia