Sidarth Wakhlu, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in treating substance abuse disorders, including chemical dependencies and behavioral addictions such as gambling, porn, and gaming.
He is Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program and Associate Director of the Addiction Division in the Department of Psychiatry.
Dr. Wakhlu earned his medical degree at University of Delhi/Maulana Azad Medical College in India. He completed a residency in psychiatry at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and received advanced training in addiction psychiatry through a fellowship at UT Southwestern.
Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in addiction psychiatry, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2003.
Dr. Wakhlu is a member of several professional committees, including the Southwestern Health Resources Behavioral Health Subcommittee, the Physician Health & Wellness (PHW) Committee for the Texas Medical Association, and the UT Southwestern Medical School Admission Committee. He is chair of the Student Assistance Committee at UT Southwestern. He has earned numerous awards and honors for his teaching, including induction into the Southwestern Academy of Teachers (SWAT) at UT Southwestern in 2017.
Dr. Wakhlu has delivered scores of presentations, contributed to the second edition of Treating Substance Abuse, and published several academic articles.