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 attended medical school at The University of Texas Houston Health Science Center and completed his residency in general psychiatry at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Tirado received specialty training in addiction psychiatry and research at the internationally prestigious Center for Studies on Addiction at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Tirado is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Dr. Tirado is a recognized expert and thought leader in medication-assisted therapy for addiction, dual-diagnosis and in blending traditional abstinence-based and risk reduction approaches to recovery. Dr. Tirado is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Tirado’s approach to treatment is evidence-based, non-judgmental and collaborative. Dr. Tirado’s combination of clinical, academic and consulting experience is unsurpassed in the region.