Carlos Tirado, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor

Department: Psychiatry


Medical training at University of Texas Houston Medical Center. Masters of Public Health from University of Texas Houston School of Public Health. Residency in psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Clinical and research fellowship training at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Studies of Addiction. Extramural fellow in cognitive behavioral therapy at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research.


Undergraduate University of Dallas (1991)
Graduate School "university of Texas, Houston School of Pub Hlth" (1998)
Medical School University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston (1999)

Research Interests

  • Clinical and translational research on addiction
  • Medication treatment of addiction
  • Treatment of addiction in minorities


Featured Publications Legend

Featured Publications

Atomoxetine for marijuana dependence: a report on the efficacy and high incidence of GI adverse events in a pilot trial

Tirado CF, Goldman M, Lynch K, Kampman KM, O?Brien CP Drug and Alcohol Dependence April 2008 Volume 94(1-3) pp 254-257

A double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot trial of quetiapine for treatment of Type A and Type B alcoholism

Kyle M Kampman, Helen M Pettinati, Kevin G Lynch, TomWhittingham, Wayne Macfadden, Charles Dackis, Carlos Tirado, David W Oslin, Thorne Sparkman, Charles P O’Brien Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology August 2007 27(4) 344-351

A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of amantadine and propranolol for the treatment of cocaine dependent patients with severe cocaine withdrawal symptoms

Kampman, K.M., Dackis, C., Lynch, K.G., Pettinati, H.M., Tirado, C., Gariti, P., Sparkman, T., Atzram, M., O’Brien, C.P Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2006 85(2) 129-137

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Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association of Addiction Psychiatrists
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine
  • College on Problems of Drug Dependence