Jair C. Soares, MD, PhD, joined UTHealth in 2009 and currently serves as professor and Pat R. Rutherford, Jr. Chair in Psychiatry at McGovern Medical School and as executive director of UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center.
Soares directs the Center of Excellence on Mood Disorders which focuses on the search for the causes and the development of new treatments for mood disorders.
Dr. Soares believes this network will aid in enhancing treatment and early intervention options available for children and adolescents suffering from depressive and suicidal symptoms. The coordination of nodes across different geographic areas will bring cohesive modalities of treatment to Texas as a whole.