Juan Sosa, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Sosa received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2011, followed by a Doctor of Medicine degree in 2017 at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Sosa completed the General Adult Psychiatry Residency Program at UT Southwestern in 2021, followed by completion of the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado, in 2022. Dr. Sosa returned to Dallas and completed the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program at UT Southwestern in 2023. Dr. Sosa’s professional interests include treatment of patients with complex, dual diagnoses, justice-involved populations, and community psychiatry. In addition, Dr. Sosa enjoys being an educator and mentor for medical students, residents, and fellows. Dr. Sosa is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in both Adult Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. He is board eligible for Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Sosa currently practices at the North Texas VA Healthcare System (Dallas VA) in the Mental Health – Substance Use Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (RRTP).


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Criminal Competencies and Extreme Racial Views
Deal M, Sosa J, Martinez R Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 2022 50 4 656-659
Acne Knowledge of Hispanic Parents of Teenagers with Mild to Moderate Acne.
Lopez I, Zapata L, Sosa JJ, Rodgers C, Ruiz M, Oh S, Hynan LS, Kimball AB, Pandya AG, Pediatr Dermatol 2016 Sep 33 5 e292-3
Response to 'Assessment of vitiligo severity: patient-reported estimates are not accurate': Reply from authors.
Ukoha UT, Sosa JJ, Hynan LS, Pandya AG, Br J Dermatol 2015 Nov 173 5 1340-1
Assessment of vitiligo severity: patient-reported estimates are not accurate.
Ukoha UT, Sosa JJ, Hynan LS, Pandya AG, Br J Dermatol 2015 Nov 173 5 1325-6
Confetti-like depigmentation: A potential sign of rapidly progressing vitiligo.
Sosa JJ, Currimbhoy SD, Ukoha U, Sirignano S, O'Leary R, Vandergriff T, Hynan LS, Pandya AG, J Am Acad Dermatol 2015 Aug 73 2 272-5

Honors & Awards

  • Laughlin Fellowship
    American College of Psychiatry (2022)
  • Public Psychiatry Fellowship
    American Psychiatric Association / APA Foundation (2020)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (2022)
  • American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (2018)
  • American Association for Community Psychiatry (2019)
  • American Medical Association (2013)
  • American Psychiatric Association (2015)
  • Texas Rural Health Association (2019)
  • The Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (2022)