Dr. Husain is currently a Professor of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine, Head of ECT Service, Director of the Neuro Stimulation Research Lab and Chief of the Geriatric Psychiatry Division at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College Karachi, Pakistan. He received his initial training in the United States at Stanford University, California. He completed his residency at USC and continued with research and geriatric fellowships at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina. Dr. Husain has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in national and international scientific journals, authored several book chapters and currently serves as a reviewer for major professional journals. He is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of ECT and sits on the Grant Review Committee for Neuroscience, Conte Center and Biobehavioral Brain Research of the NIH. Dr. Husain is involved in training, education and research in general psychiatry, aging and geriatric issues, new applications of lead placement in ECT and novel treatments of Major Depressive Disorder including Magnetic Seizure Therapy (MST), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), and Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)


Medical School
Dow Medical College-Pakistan (1981)
William S. Hall Psychiatric (1989), Psychiatry
Duke University School of Medicine (1991), Geriatric Psychiatry

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Psychiatry
  • Research Interest

    • Deep Brain Stimulation
    • Electroconvulsive Therapy
    • Magnetic Seizure Therapy
    • Mood Disorders
    • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    The efficacy of acute ECT in atypical depression
    Husain MM, McClintock SM, Rush AJ, Knapp RG, Fink M, Rummans TA, Rasmussen K, Claassen C, Petrides G, Biggs MM, Mueller M, Sampson S, Bailine SH, Lisanby SH, Kellner CH Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 2008 69(3) 406-411
    Pain in depression: STAR*D findings
    Husain MM, Rush AJ, Trivedi MH, McClintock SM, Wisniewski SR, Davis L, Luther JF, Zisook S, Fava M Journal of Psychosomatic Research 2007 63 113-122
    DSM melancholic features are unreliable predictors of ECT response: A CORE publication
    Fink M, Rush AJ, Kanpp R, Rasmussen K, Mueller M, Rummans TA, O’Connor K, Husain M, Biggs M, Bailine S, Kellner CH Journal of ECT 2007 23(3) 139-146
    Anesthetic considerations for magnetic seizure therapy
    White PF, Amos Q, Zhang Y, Stool L, Husain MM, Thornton L, Downing M, McClintock S, Lisanby SH Anesthesia and Analgesia 2006 103 76-80

    Honors & Awards

    • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
      Member Geriatric Psychiatric Examination Committee, Part IV Examination Committee (0)
    • Editorial Board
      Journal of Gerontology, Medical Sciences, The Journal of ECT (0)
    • National Institute of Health
      Conte Center Grant Reviewer (0)
    • National Institute of Mental Health
      Special Emphasis Panel Grant Reviewer (0)
    • NCDEU
      Young Investigators Award (0)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
    • American Psychiatric Association
    • Association of Convulsive Therapy
    • International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology
    • International Psychogeriatric Association