- Medical School - University of Arizona College of Medicine (1997-2001)
- Internship - Parkland Health & Hospital System (2001-2002)
- Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2001-2005), Psychiatry
Alyson Nakamura, M.D.
Alyson Nakamura, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She serves as Medical Director of the UT Southwestern Psychotherapy Clinic, Director of Psychotherapy Training, and Assistant Director of the UT Southwestern Resident Wellness and Counseling Center. She specializes primarily in adult psychiatry, resident wellness, and psychotherapy.
Dr. Nakamura earned her medical degree at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She completed her psychiatry residency at UT Southwestern, serving as Chief Resident, and received advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy through a postgraduate program at the Dallas Psychoanalytic Center.
Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Nakamura joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2005.
Her research interests include co-occurring mood and substance use disorders, as well as psychotherapy education. She is a member of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training.
- American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (2017)
- Magna cum laude 1997, Wellesley College
- Chief Resident 2005, UT Southwestern Department of Psychiatry
Randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover trial of memantine for cognitive changes with corticosteroid therapy.
Brown ES, Vazquez M, Nakamura A Biological psychiatry 2008 Oct 64 8 727-9
A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Escitalopram in Patients with Asthma and Major Depressive Disorder.
Brown ES, Sayed N, Van Enkevort E, Kulikova A, Nakamura A, Khan DA, Ivleva EI, Sunderajan P, Bender BG, Holmes T The journal of allergy and clinical immunology. In practice 2018 Feb
A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Citicoline for Cocaine Dependence in Bipolar I Disorder.
Brown ES, Todd JP, Hu LT, Schmitz JM, Carmody TJ, Nakamura A, Sunderajan P, Rush AJ, Adinoff B, Bret ME, Holmes T, Lo A The American journal of psychiatry 2015 May appiajp201514070857
A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Pregnenolone for Bipolar Depression.
Brown ES, Park J, Marx CE, Hynan LS, Gardner C, Davila D, Nakamura A, Sunderajan P, Lo A, Holmes T Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology 2014 Jun
- Randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover trial of memantine for cognitive changes with corticosteroid therapy.
- Dual Diagnosis - mood disorders and substance abuse