Madhukar Trivedi is Professor of Psychiatry, Chief of the Division of Mood Disorders, and Director of the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He earned his MBBS and MS in Baroda, India, completing his residencies in Psychiatry at University General Hospital, Baroda, India and Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. He completed his fellowship at UT Southwestern, where he now serves as Betty Jo Hay Distinguished Chair in Mental Health and Julie K. Hersh Chair for Depression Research and Clinical Care. Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Trivedi is an established clinical and translational researcher with extensive experience serving as PI and Co-PI on several single and multi-site clinical trials funded by NIH, foundations and industry sponsors.


Dr. Trivedi’s research over the last 25 years has focused on understanding the neurobiology and psychology of depression and bipolar disorder, with a particular focus on developing an empirical basis for improving treatment of depression. Dr. Trivedi and his team have been involved in many of the pivotal studies involving the establishment of efficacy of antidepressant treatments (medications, psychotherapy, exercise, complimentary treatments, devices, etc.), examining next steps in treatment resistant depression to develop algorithms and guidelines, and developing and validating biomarkers in order to reach the goal of precision medicine for mood disorders. Among his most notable studies are the Establishing Moderators and Biosignatures of Antidepressant Response for Clinical Care (EMBARC) trial, Combining Medications to Enhance Depression Outcomes (CO-MED) trial, Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D) study, and the Texas Resilience Against Depression (T-RAD) study.


His numerous awards include the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association Scientific Advisory Board, the Psychiatric Excellence Award from the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians (TSPP), the Gerald Klerman Senior Investigator Award, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Award for Research, and the American College of Psychiatrists (ACP) Award for Research in Mood Disorders. For six consecutive years, Dr. Trivedi has been named a Global Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics. He is also a member of numerous other professional organizations, including the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), the American College of Psychiatrists (ACP), the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the Dallas County Medical Society, the Society of Biological Psychiatry (SBP), the Texas Medical Association (TMA), and the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians (TSPP). Dr. Trivedi currently serves as Deputy Editor of the American Journal of Psychiatry and as president of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP).


Medical School
Baroda Medical College (1980)
S.S. General Hospital (1981), Psychiatry
University General Hospital (1985), Psychiatry
Henry Ford Health Systems (1990), Psychiatry
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1993), Psychiatry

Research Interest

  • Evidence based psychopharmacology and treatment algorithms in Mood Disorders
  • Functional Brain Imaging in Major Depressive and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Neurobiology and Psychopharmacology of Depression and Bipolar Disorder


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Honors & Awards

  • 2020 Excellence in Healthcare Award
    D CEO Magazine (2020)
  • Dallas’ Future 50 list
    Dallas Innovates 2020: The Magazine (2020)
  • FellowMember
    American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (2020)
  • Scientific Advisor
    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (2020)
  • President
    American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (2019)
  • World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds / Highly Cited Researcher
    Clarivate Analytics (former Thomson Reuters) (2019)
  • Outstanding Academician Award
    Indo American Psychiatric Association (IAPA) (2005)
  • Honorary International Advisory Member
    The Chinese Pharmacology Algorithm Project (2002)
  • Psychiatric Excellence Award
    Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians (TSPP) (2002)
  • Gerald L. Klerman Young Investigator Award
    National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association Scientific Advisory Board (2000)
  • Depression Specific Content Expert, Evidence Based Report Center (San Antonio)
    Agency for Health Care Policy and Research , U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services (1997)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • International Society for Bipolar Disorders (2018)
  • American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (2009)
  • The American College of Psychiatrists (2002)
  • American Medical Association (1995)
  • Dallas County Medical Society (1995)
  • Society of Biological Psychiatry (1995)
  • ACNP American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians