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Louis A. Faillace, MD Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

A new name honors a lifetime commitment to improving brain and behavioral health.

At the time when our newly formed medical school was just entering the Texas Medical Center, Louis A. Faillace, MD, was championing brain and behavioral health. As founding Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, he forged new frontiers in patient care, education, and research. 

His dedication formed the foundation and vision of the department, and he led McGovern Medical School in initiating several important behavioral clinical affiliations, including our partnership with Harris County Psychiatric Center. Today, the department carries Faillace’s legacy through new and expanded facilities, the nation’s most talented minds in research and patient care, and the education of our future psychiatric leaders.

As we establish the paradigm of care that will inform the way we treat behavioral illnesses, we are grateful for Faillace’s unwavering guidance and advocacy. In honor of his exemplary service and commitment to improving brain and behavioral health in our community, we are pleased to formally rename the department to the Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

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Michael Blackburn, MD, Jair Soares, MD, Louis A. Faillace, MD, and Anthony Faillace celebrate the naming of the department.