Dr. Tirado is board certified in general and addiction psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and addiction medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Tirado received specialty training in addiction psychiatry and research at the internationally recognized Center for Studies on Addiction at the University of Pennsylvania and has a Master’s in Public Health from the University Of Texas Houston School Of Public Health.
Dr. Tirado has over a decade of experience in clinical, administrative and academic psychiatry and medicine. Dr. Tirado has held faculty positions in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Tirado has conducted clinical research and education supported by the National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Scaife Family Foundation, Betty Ford Institute and the Pew Charitable Trust. Dr. Tirado serves on the board of SIMS Foundation, CareFlash, is a member of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, and is the current President of the Austin Psychiatric Society.
Dr. Tirado’s academic, clinical and consulting work has focused on general adult psychiatry, medication assisted treatment of addiction, treatment of chronic pain and co-morbid addiction, phase 2 and 3 clinical trials, and implementation of evidence-based behavioral and medication programs in rehabilitation facilities and outpatient programs. Dr. Tirado is also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing and has supervised clinicians ranging from physicians to licensed professional counselors. Dr. Tirado has rendered expert opinion and evaluation on cases related to addiction and co-occurring disorders in civil, criminal and professional board actions.