Department of Psychiatry

Residency Research Track


Donald D. Royal, MD




Mentor: Donald Royall, M.D.

Faculty and Administrative Position:
Professor and Chief: Division of Aging and Geriatricsy





Biography: Dr. Royall completed residency training in Psychiatry and Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore Maryland. He has been a member of the UTHSCSA Department of Psychiatry since 1990, and is Chief of the Division of Aging and Geriatrics. Dr. Royall's research is funded by the NIH, the State of Texas, private industry, foundations, and endowments. His research interests include dementia, late onset depression, the cognitive correlates of functional status, the autonomic manifestations of late onset mental disorders, and the normal and pathological longitudinal changes in cognition and functional status.








Jason E.Schillerstrom, MD



Mentor: Jason E. Schillerstrom, M.D.

Faculty and Administrative Position:
Assistant Professor, Director of UTHSCSA Geropsychiatry Clinical Services, Associate Director of Psychiatry Resident Research Training





Biography: Dr. Schillerstrom graduated from UTHSCSA Psychiatry Residency in 2004 and UTHSCSA Geropsychiatry Fellowship in 2005. He has been a member of the UTHSCSA Department of Psychiatry faculty since 2005. His research interest is neuropsychological predictors of functional decline in elders with cancer. He also works closely with Adult Protective Services (APS) to explore neuropsychological mechanisms mediating decisional incapacity in elders suffering from neglect and exploitation. His research is funded by the National Institute of Health through a career development award (K23). Dr. Schillerstrom has received multiple departmental mentorship awards and is currently mentoring psychiatry residents and medical students studying neuropsychological predictors of functional decline in survivors of traumatic brain injury, the relationship between mental health knowledge and attitudes in police officers, and cognitive profiles of elders referred to adult protective services for neglect or exploitation.