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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Michael Assel, Ph.D.

Michael  Assel
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UTHealth Medical School
  • Staff Psychologist, Dan L. Duncan Children's Neurodevelopment Clinic, Children’s Learning Institute

Michael Assel, Ph.D., evaluates children with a range of developmental differences and is co-investigator of several studies funded by the Texas Education Agency and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Assel specializes in learning disabilities, children’s behavior, child development, adolescent issues and behavior, pervasive developmental disorders, language delays, attention deficit disorder and the effects of early maternal interaction behaviors. Assel is also available to discuss how to talk with children about approaching storms.


Oscar Bukstein, M.D.

Oscar  Bukstein
  • Director of Child and Adolescent Services, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UTHealth Medical School
  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UTHealth Medical School

Oscar G. Bukstein, M.D., specializes pediatric and adolescent psychiatry. His research is centered on substance abuse treatment in adolescents, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, aggressive behavior, pharmacological treatment of autistic spectrum disorders and psychiatric treatment guidelines for children and adolescents.

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Andrew Harper, M.D.

Andrew  Harper
  • Medical Director, University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center
  • Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, UTHealth Medical School
  • Assistant Dean for Educational Programs, UTHealth Medical School

Andrew Harper, M.D., specializes in child and adolescent inpatient care, telepsychiatry, impulsivity and aggression and mood disorders in children and adolescents.