Dr. Wolff obtained his undergraduate degree in Biology at Brown University in 1979 and went on to obtain his medical degree at U.T. Southwestern in 1983. Dr. Wolff completed his internship and residency training at Baylor College of Medicine in 1987, then joining the U.T. Southwestern Faculty that same year. Dr. Wolff's clinical expertise is in the areas of adult outpatient psychiatry, suicide, and student mental health. Currently, Dr. Wolff serves as the assistant medical director at the Parkland Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic and is a professor of psychiatry. In addition, he is a staff psychiatrist at U.T. Southwestern Medical Center Student Health Services and serves as lecturer and supervisor of psychiatry residents. He is an associate residency training director for the psychiatry department. Dr. Wolff's research participation has been in the areas of novel antipsychotics, suicide, and electroconvulsive therapy. Dr. Wolff has been honored by receiving the following awards: American Psychiatric Association Distinguished Fellow and Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Dr. Wolff is also a member of the North Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians (past president)and the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians. Dr. Wolff is a past president of the U.T. Southwestern Medical School Faculty Senate as well.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1983)
Baylor College of Medicine (1984), Psychiatry
Baylor College of Medicine (1987), Psychiatry

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Adjustment Disorder (Life stressors, Grief, Trauma)
  • Depression & Anxiety Disorders
  • Research Interest

    • depression
    • psychotherapy
    • student mental health
    • suicide


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Structured diagnostic assessment and depot fluphenazine treatment of multiple suicide attempters in the emergency department
    Battaglia, Wolff, Wagner-Johnson, Rush, Carmody, Ramirez-Bosco International Clinical Psychopharmacology 1999 vol 14 no 6 361-372

    Honors & Awards

    • Nancy C.A. Roeske
      Certificate in Excellence in Medical Student Education, American Psychiatric Associate (2005)
    • Distinguished Fellow
      American Psychiatric Association (2003)
    • Fellow
      American Psychiatric Association (1995)
    • Exemplary Psychiatrist Award
      National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (1994)
    • Eugen Kahn Award
      for Psychiatric Excellence, Baylor College of Medicine (1987)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Psychiatric Association
    • North Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians
    • Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians
    • TMA & DCMS