Kenneth Dekleva, M.D.

  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Global Telemedicine

Biography

Kenneth Dekleva, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the McKenzie Foundation Endowed Chair in Psychiatry I at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Specializing in adult psychiatry, he serves as Director of Psychiatry-Medicine Integration and Associate Director of the Psychiatry Clinic.

Dr. Dekleva earned his medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical School, where he also completed his residency in psychiatry, serving as Chief Resident in 1992.

Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, he re-joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2016.

He is a Senior Fellow at the George H.W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations.

Dr. Dekleva’s clinical interests include integrated care of medically complex patients and global telemedicine. He also has experience in providing medical and psychiatric support to elite teams, leadership analysis for the national security community, management consultation to senior U.S. diplomatic executives, forensic psychiatry, and medical diplomacy. He has given dozens of lectures and published book reviews, case reports, and peer-reviewed academic articles related to his areas of expertise.

Over his more than 30 years in practice, he has held a number of high-ranking positions and received many honors, including several awards from the U.S. Department of State.

Personal Note

When he’s not at work, Dr. Dekleva enjoys playing golf, practicing martial arts, and writing fiction.

Education & Training
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1989-1993), Psychiatry
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (1984-1989)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • George H.W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations
Honors & Awards
  • McKenzie Foundation Chair in Psychiatry I 2017, UT Southwestern Medical School
  • Senior Foreign Service Performance Pay Award 2015, U.S. Department of State
  • FE-MC/Minister-Counselor 2015, U.S. Department of State
  • Senior Foreign Service Performance Pay Award 2013, U.S Department of State
  • Meritorious Honor Award 2008, U.S. Department of State
  • FE-OC/Counselor 2007, U.S Department of State
  • Meritorious Honor Award 2002, U.S. Department of State
  • Teaching Award 1996, UT Southwestern Medical School
Research
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Leadership analysis for national security
  • Political psychology
  • Telemedicine

Clinical Focus

  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Global Telemedicine
  • Integrated care of medically complex patients

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