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Dr. Sudhakar Selvaraj MD

Dr. Sudhakar Selvaraj MD


(832) 325-6500


Sudhakar Selvaraj, MD, earned his medical degree, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), at Government Kilpauk Medical College (GKMC) and the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University in Chennai, India. He then completed clinical psychiatry residency training at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom (UK) and at Maudsley Hospital and Institute of Psychiatry in London. He studied the role of serotonin transporters in major depressive disorders for his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) under the supervision of Professor P.J. Cowen at the University of Oxford.

Dr. Selvaraj believes in providing a patient-centered and holistic approach to care focused on a biopsychosocial model of treatment and functional recovery. He has broad experience in clinical psychiatry with a specific interest in treating and managing patients with mood disorders such as depression, postpartum depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders. He has specific training and expertise in psychopharmacology and brain imaging. Additionally, Dr. Selvaraj treats attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), psychosis and schizophrenia. He cares for patients 18 to 70 years of age, living in Houston and surrounding areas.

Dr. Selvaraj serves as an assistant professor and the Director of the Depression Research Lab in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. His research has primarily focused on the neurobiological mechanisms underlying the mood disorders to develop biomarkers and better treatments. Dr. Selvaraj’s research has been published in a number of cited journals, including American Journal of Psychiatry, Molecular Psychiatry and Biological Psychiatry. He is also the director of the UTHealth Student Counseling Center, which provides mental health services to UTHealth students.

Throughout his career, Dr. Selvaraj has received numerous awards and honors. Most recently, he was recognized with the International Society of Serotonin Research’s (ISSR) NIDA Travel Award, the International Society for CNS Clinical Trials and Methodology’s (ISCTM) New Investigator Award, UTHealth’s 2016 Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award, the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology’s (ECNP) Fellowship Award and poster prize, and the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology’s (ASCP) Fellowship Award. In addition, he is a member of the Texas Medical Association (TMA), the Harris County Medical Society (HCMS), the Houston Academy of Medicine (HAM), the ASCP, the Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP), and the Royal College of Psychiatrists in London.

Physician Details

Medical Education
Kilpauk Medical College, 1998
University of Oxford, 2011
PCP Number
Cities Served
Bellaire, Galena Park, Houston, Missouri City, Pearland


ZIP Codes Served
77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007


Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup MMP Perinatal*
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks PPO*
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks Work Comp
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace Kelsey QHP
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Corporate Remedies Worker's Comp*
  • Corvel Worker's Comp*
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - PPO Network*
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - Worker's Comp*
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health - Worker's Comp
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Humanachoice PPO Medicare
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Injury Management Organization Worker's Comp*
  • Interplan Health Group (IHG)*
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Olympus (International) - PPO Network*
  • Political Subdivision Workers Comp Alliance*
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Worker's Comp
  • Rockport - PPO Network*
  • Superior CHIP/Perinatal*
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • Texas True Choice - PPO Network*
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Chronic Complete
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare Star Plus Perinatal*
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • USA Managed Care Organization - Worker's Comp*
  • Wellcare
  • WorkLink Worker's Comp