Jorge Almeida, MD, PhD

Portrait of Jorge Almeida, MD, PhD

Jorge Almeida, MD, PhD

Director of the Bipolar Disorder IPU

Psychiatry
Mulva Neurosciences Clinics

Dr Jorge Almeida is Associate Professor of the Department of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin and Director of the Bipolar Disorder Integrated Practice Unit.

Dr Almeida completed his medical degree, psychiatric training, and a PhD focusing on neuroimaging is Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 2005, he joined the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) at the University of Pittsburgh, where he initiated a productive neuroimaging research career. In 2013, he joined Brown University where he completed psychiatric residency training. In 2017, Dr Almeida joined the Department of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School at University of Texas at Austin.

At Dell Medical School, Dr Almeida will continue his neuroimaging research. He will focus on the use of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to investigate biomarkers of mood disorders, especially bipolar disorder, using standard neuroimaging data analysis along with effective connectivity and pattern recognition analysis. He will also work at the Bipolar Disorder Integrated Practice Unit, a specialized, coordinated and competitive out patient-centered team care that is evidence-based and outcome driven to achieve higher healthcare value with the lowest cost. Dr Almeida’s ultimate goal is to enhance quality of life for individuals suffering from bipolar disorder illness.