Carlos Tirado

Carlos Tirado, Founder and CMO

Dr. Tirado is board certified in General and Addiction Psychiatry and in Addiction Medicine. He is a recognized thought leader, innovator, mentor and clinical expert in addiction treatment and systems of care. Dr. Tirado spent the first half of his career in academia holding faculty appointments at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He subsequently has developed and implemented hospital, facility-based and outpatient addiction treatment services, outpatient chronic pain management and primary care for addiction programs. His consulting work concentrates on medication therapy and clinical trials, health plans, peer recovery support, expert witness and medical board review.

Dr. Tirado is President of the Texas Society of Addiction Medicine and has been awarded research and treatment services grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Pew Charitable Trust and National Institutes of Health. He has published work in peer-review, trade and mass media publications and regularly presents at local and national conferences. He is currently appointed as Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the UT Dell Medical College and works with CARMAhealth providing primary care for addiction and related behavioral and medical disorders.


  • University of Texas Houston Health Science Center
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas
  • University of Pennsylvania Center for Studies on Addiction


  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Board Certified

  • American Board of Addiction Medicine, Board Certified


This place was great for me my life has changed an I feel great now. Thanks Carma!
Joey Castillo
Dr. Powell is amazing, as well as the staff. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.
Kate Penshorn
Excellent mental health professionals in Austin!!! They truly care about their patients by offering first-class services!!
David B. Hutts


Week Days 8:00 – 5:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Austin: 512-212-4670

Florida: 754-800-6301


  • Central Austin Office
    630 West 34th Street Suite 301
    Austin, TX 78705
  • Dripping Springs Office
    13830 Sawyer Ranch Road Suite 301
    Dripping Springs, TX 78620
  • Pompano Beach Office
    150 E. Sample Road, Suite 320
    Pompano Beach, FL 33064


CARMAhealth strives to provide lifelong medical and behavioral care and support to individuals struggling with past and present substance use disorder.
Integrated, intuitive and compassionate care through each stage of the addiction treatment and recovery cycle, from detox to long-term management.
Expert care, compassionate support and lasting advocacy as you or your loved one endeavor to regain and manage your medical and behavioral health.

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