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Sidarth Wakhlu, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in treating substance abuse disorders, including chemical dependencies and behavioral addictions such as gambling, pornography, and gaming. He is Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program and Associate Director of the Addiction Division in the Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Wakhlu earned his medical degree at University of Delhi/Maulana Azad Medical College in India. He completed a residency in psychiatry at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and received advanced training in addiction psychiatry through a fellowship at UT Southwestern. Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in addiction psychiatry, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2003.

Dr. Wakhlu is a member of several professional committees, including the Southwestern Health Resources Behavioral Health Subcommittee, the Physician Health & Wellness (PHW) Committee for the Texas Medical Association, and the UT Southwestern Medical School Admission Committee. He is chair of the Student Assistance Committee at UT Southwestern. He has earned numerous awards and honors for his teaching, including induction into the Southwestern Academy of Teachers (SWAT) at UT Southwestern in 2017.

Dr. Wakhlu has delivered scores of presentations, contributed to the second edition of Treating Substance Abuse, and published several academic articles.

Education

Medical School
Delhi University/Maulana Azad Medical College, India (1990)
Residency
Delhi University/Maulana Azad Medical College, India (1993), Psychiatry
Internship
University of Mississippi Medical Center (1994), Psychiatry
Residency
University of Tennessee College of Medicine (1997), Psychiatry
Fellowship
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2003), Addiction Psychiatry

Books

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Honors & Awards

  • Inducted into Southwestern Academy of Teachers (SWAT)
    Elite UT Southwestern educators who strive to foster excellence in teaching at all levels. (2017)
  • Nominated for PGY-I Teaching Award
    Department of Psychiatry UT Southwestern Medical Center (2016)
  • Nominated for PGY-I Teaching Award
    Department of Psychiatry UT Southwestern Medical Center (2015)
  • 2014-2015 Outstanding Teacher Award Nominee
    UT Southwestern Academy of Teachers (SWAT) (2014)
  • Outstanding Teaching Site Gold Team Dallas VA Medical Center
    Department of Psychiatry UT Southwestern Medical Center (2014)
  • Excellence in Education Award for Medical Student Teaching
    UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas Texas (2013)
  • Nominated to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    Gamma Chapter UT Southwestern Medical Center (2013)
  • Outstanding PGY-1 Teacher of the Year Award
    Department of Psychiatry (2013)
  • Outstanding Preceptor Award
    Department of Physician Assistant Studies UNT Health Sciences Center (2012)
  • Outstanding PGY-1 Teacher of the Year Award
    Department of Psychiatry UT Southwestern Medical Center (2010)
  • Excellence in Education Medical Student Teaching Award
    UTSouthwestern Medical Center (2009)
  • Nominated for PGY-III Resident Teaching Award
    UTSouthwestern Medical Center (2008)
  • Nominated for PGY-III Resident Teaching Award
    UTSouthwestern Medical Center (2007)
  • Pfizer Outstanding Resident Award
    UT College of Medicine Memphis TN (1996)
  • Resident Teaching Award
    UT College of Medicine Memphis TN (1994)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (2017)
  • TMA Physician Health and Wellness Committee (2015)
  • American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) (2011)
  • Associate Mentor , Physician Clinical Support System (PCSS) (2008)