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Forced perspective upward angle photo of Lokesh Shahani, MD, MPH, FACP and Jair Soares, MD, PhD with the John S. Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center in the background

The Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center is led by Executive Director Jair Soares, MD, PhD, the Pat R. Rutherford, Jr. Chair In Psychiatry at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston and Chief Medical Officer Lokesh Shahani, MD, MPH, FACP.

Leadership Team

Physicians and Psychologists

The physicians and psychologists of the Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center are faculty within the Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. Our world class team of specialists proudly offers individualized care, with treatment options and services providing a continuum of care, allowing us to provide ongoing care to the patient after they leave our campus. All of our physicians and psychologists at the Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center are members of the faculty at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston.

Browse Physicians and Professional Staff

UTHealth Houston has the largest number of academic psychiatric faculty members in the state of Texas. In addition to teaching and training burgeoning mental health care providers, the faculty are also highly invested in quality patient care.

Contact Us

Call 713-500-1500 to connect with one of our experienced behavioral health experts. We are available on-site 24/7 to talk with you.

If you are in a mental health crisis and in need of immediate help, please call 988 or seek care at your closest emergency room.