Catherine Orsak, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Among other roles, she serves as Medical Director of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital and Director of the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship. She specializes in consultation-liaison psychiatry.

Dr. Orsak completed her undergraduate degree at Yale University and earned her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed a residency in psychiatry at George Washington University Medical Center and received advanced training in consultation-liaison psychiatry through a fellowship at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Orsak joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 1998. She is a member of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, the American Psychiatric Association, and the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians.


Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (1990)
Baylor College of Medicine (1991), Psychiatry
George Washington University (1994), Psychiatry
Georgetown University Medical Center (1995), Consultation/liaison Psychiatry


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Evaluation of the value of team-based psychiatric consultation in a general hospital setting.
Orsak C, Thomas A, Bush P, Brown ES Int J Psychiatry Med 2017 Jan 91217417749798
Veterans affairs and academic medical center affiliations: the north Texas experience.
Mohl PC, Hendrickse W, Orsak C, Vermette H Acad Psychiatry 2009 Jan-Feb 33 1 17-22

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (1994)
  • American Psychiatric Association (1990)
  • Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians (1997)