Dr. Kenneth Dekleva

Associate Professor; Director, Psychiatry-Medicine Integration

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dr Kenneth Dekleva holds the McKenzie Foundation I Chair in Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, where is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Psychiatry-Medicine Integration.  He is a graduate of UT Southwestern Medical School, where he also trained in adult psychiatry, and served as Chief Resident.  During 1993-2001, he worked in a variety of clinical settings in Dallas/Fort Worth, while affiliated with UTSW Medical Center.  During 2002-2016, he served as a senior US diplomat and regional medical officer/psychiatrist with the US Dept. of State, mostly overseas, but also in a leadership role (during 2013-2015) as director of the US State Dept.’s worldwide diplomatic mental health program, providing mental health support to 60,000 US diplomats and family members based overseas and in the US.  He has published and given numerous presentations nationally and internationally in the areas of forensic psychiatry, integrated care, telehealth, and leadership analysis.