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Dawes, Michael A

School of Medicine
(210) 321-2700 ext. 64008
uthscsa: dawes@uthscsa.edu; va: michael.dawes@va.gov

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate, Michael A. Dawes, M.D., received both his undergraduate degree (1982) and his medical degree (1986) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is board certified in Adult, Child/Adolescent, and Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Dawes is a faculaty member in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and is Medical Director of the Substance Abuse Treatment Program at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS). He has been PI and Co-Investigator on numbers clinical studies from te National Institutes of Health, examining the relationships among impulsivity, substance abuse, and suicidal behavior in adolescents and adults. He has research interst and experience in conducting clinical trials in substtance-abusing adolescents and adults. Dr. Dawes plans to implement Screening, Brief Interventions, and Referrals for Treatment (SBIRT) practices in the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, and beyond.

Dr. Dawes has a strong interest in teaching. While at Wake Forest University Health Sciences, he received the 2007 Excellence in Teaching Excellence Award in the Section of Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Dawes teaching interests also extend to the national level. As one example, he received national recognition by his participation in the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrys curriculum for training residents and faculty on the assessment and treatment of adolescent substance abuse. The curriculum, entitled Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse Curriculum for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Trainees, Practitioners and Other Health Professionals" was available on the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Website, 2008-2009. Currently, he is the Department of Psychiatry liason for training residents and fellows in Psychiatry to do SBIRT, for adolescents and adults with substance use
problems, and is implemention SBIRT into the electronic medical record at the STVHCS.

10/2011 - Present Substance Abuse Treatment Program, South Texas Veterans Healthcare System and Medical Director, SATP South Texas Veterans Healthcare System, Psychiatry Service, San Antonio, TX
11/2007 - Present Staff Psychiatrist Center for Health Care Services, San Antonio, TX
10/2007 - Present Assistant Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX

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