November 6, 2012
The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to welcome Dr. Mauricio Tohen, M.D., Dr.P.H., M.B.A., our new Chair. Dr. Tohen is expected to join the Department on February 1, 2013.
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Dr. Tohen previously headed the Division of Mood & Anxiety Disorders and was the Krus Endowed Tenured Professor in Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Dr. Tohen earned his medical degree from the National University of Mexico, and his Doctorate in Public Health (epidemiology) from Harvard University. His postdoctoral training includes a residency in Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and a fellowship at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He also earned an MBA degree from the Indiana University Kelly School of Business
Dr. Tohen was clinical director of the Bipolar and Psychotic Disorders Program at McLean Hospital from 1988-1997. In 1997 he joined Lilly Research Laboratories where he held the senior most scientific rank of Distinguished Lilly Scholar. In 2009, he joined the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Among numerous awards and honors, Dr. Tohen has received a National Service Award in Psychiatric Epidemiology from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and Harvard University.
“I feel very honored that I have received this opportunity and look forward to working with my new colleagues in UNM’s renowned Department of Psychiatry,” says Dr. Tohen. “Our goal will be to foster strong collaboration within the department and among other clinical and basic science departments, as well as with UNM Hospital, while identifying new opportunities in clinical service, education, research and community outreach. I’m truly excited about building upon the Health Sciences Center’s educational, clinical and research missions through innovative, practical solutions to our most pressing mental health challenges and opportunities in the state of New Mexico.”