Dr. Carlos Tirado earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas and his master’s in public health from the University of Texas School of Public Health also in Houston. He completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and his fellowship in addiction psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Studies of Addiction in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Tirado has conducted health disparities research on Hepatitis C treatment in U.S. veterans and adolescent addiction supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Dr. Tirado holds appointments as Assistant Professor University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Clinical Assistant Professor Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and Clinical Assistant Professor University of Texas Medical Branch.
Dr. Tirado is primarily responsible for inpatient and outpatient chemical dependency and dual diagnosis services. His academic and clinical work focuses on medication-assisted treatment of chronic addiction, treatment of chronic pain and co-morbid addiction, treatment of co-occurring psychiatric disorders (dual diagnosis), training addiction professionals and implementation of evidence-based behavioral and medication therapies for chronic addiction.
Dr. Tirado is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Addiction Medicine.