Kimberly Arlinghaus, M.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Round Rock, Texas
Adjunct Associate Professor, Menninger Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Presentation: Psychopharmacologic Treatment of PTSD
Dr. Leigh Bishop was originally scheduled for this session, but unfortunately had to cancel. Dr. Kimberly Arlinghaus was gracious to cover this topic for us.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Round Rock, Texas; Adjunct Associate Professor, Menninger Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Dr. Arlinghaus is a board-certified general adult psychiatrist with a wealth of experience as a clinician, educator, administrator, and leader. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1982 with highest honor. She then attended Baylor College of Medicine, receiving her medical degree in 1986 with honor. Dr. Arlinghaus completed a general adult psychiatry residency in 1990 at Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals Program and received the Laughlin Award for outstanding contributions to the community upon her graduation. She has been a faculty member in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine since 1990, achieving the rank of Associate Professor with a secondary appointment at equivalent rank in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In her first five years of practice she founded and directed a neuropsychiatric consultation service at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research in Houston, Texas while also managing her thriving private practice. She later moved to the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston where she accumulated 16 years of distinguished service in mental health leadership, clinician-education, and traumatic brain injury research. In July of 2011 Dr. Arlinghaus embraced an opportunity to return to the area of her alma mater, directing a new division of consultation/liaison psychiatry within the Lone Star Circle of Care community health system where she also served as Medical Director of Behavioral Health for 2 years. Drawn once again into private practice, Dr. Arlinghaus launched Cedar Park Psychiatry in the Austin area in March 2014 where she specializes in adult psychiatry and psychotherapy as well as offering forensic psychiatry services. She continues to teach medical students as Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Texas A&M Health Science Center-College of Medicine in Round Rock, Texas.
Dr. Arlinghaus’ academic interests include the neuropsychiatry of traumatic brain injury, mind-body medicine, and the impact of trauma on mental and physical health. She enjoys presenting these topics—and many others—at professional meetings and community venues. She is first-author of a chapter on neuropsychiatric assessment of traumatic brain injury and has co-authored two books about depression following spinal cord injury and several articles and abstracts pertaining to psychosomatic medicine.
Dr. Arlinghaus was very active in educating medical students and residents at Baylor College of Medicine for 21 years, serving as an attending physician, seminar leader, lecturer, mentor, and founder of the Clinician-Educator Residency Track in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She has received numerous teaching awards from residents and students as well as a national teaching award (the Nancy C.A. Roeske, MD, Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education given by the American Psychiatric Association).
Dr. Arlinghaus is a member of several professional societies including the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and American Psychiatric Association. She has received many honors including election to the American College of Psychiatrists in 2011 and recognition as a Distinguished Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association. In numerous competitive peer selections, Dr. Arlinghaus has earned the distinction of inclusion into Best Doctors of America every year since 2003 and Texas Super Doctors as of 2016.
Disclosure: Dr Arlinghous has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.