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Alcides Amador, MD

Psychiatrist

Department:
Psychiatry & Behavioral Health

Certifications:
Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Languages:
English and Spanish

Locations

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UT Health RGV Behavioral Health (Harlingen)

512 Victoria Ln Ste. 13, Harlingen, TX. 78550

PHONE: (956) 296-3821 | FAX: (956) 296-3820

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UT Health RGV Neurology & Behavioral Health (Edinburg)

3115 Center Pointe Drive, Edinburg, TX. 78539

PHONE: (956) 296-1987 | FAX: (956) 630-0074

Services & Treatments

Conditions Treated (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)

Comprehensive treatment of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric disorders such as but not limited to:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Developmental Disorders

Services Offered

  • Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation & Medication treatment

Biography

Dr. Alcides Amador is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with a specialization in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UT Health RGV. Dr. Amador delivers evidence-based care for children and adolescent patients in the RGV and is also the Medical Director of the Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine program at the UTRGV School of Medicine.

Dr. Amador graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry, Business Administration, and Spanish from The University of Texas - Pan American in 2010 and received his Medical Degree (M.D.) from Baylor College of Medicine in 2015. He then completed his Residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2018. Additionally, he completed his Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2020.

As a Psychiatrist at UT Health RGV, Dr. Amador diagnoses and provides services and comprehensive treatment of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric disorders such as but not limited to: Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, and Developmental Disorders.

Additionally, Dr. Amador is a member of several notable organizations such as the American Psychiatric Association, Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Amador joined the UTRGV School of Medicine Faculty in July 2020 and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, educating and training the next generation of leaders in medicine, research, and patient care.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Amador, fill out our secure Online Appointment Request Form or call us at 1-833-887-4863 to speak with one of our UT Health RGV scheduling professionals.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Education & Training

Fellowship:
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
The University of Texas Medical Branch (2018-2020)
Galveston, TX

Residency:
Psychiatry
The University of Texas Medical Branch (2015-2018)
Galveston, TX

Medical School:
Baylor College of Medicine (2010-2015)
Houston, TX

Undergraduate:
The University of Texas-Pan American (2006-2010)
Edinburg, TX

Honors & Awards

  • (2018) Robert B. White Award for Outpatient Clinical Excellence
  • (2016) Excellence in Medical Student Teaching
  • (2012) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Travel
  • (2010) Exemplary Thesis Defense Presentation, a Top 5 presentation
  • (2010) UTPA University Scholar
  • (2010) UTPA Excellence Scholarship
  • (2009) Undergraduate Research Initiative

Certifications:

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent
    • Psychiatry

Memberships:

  • American Psychiatric Association
    • Member
  • Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians
    • Member
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Member