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Texas Texch UHSC El Paso announces death of of Dr. Vivek Singh

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC) announced Saturday the loss of one of their staffers.

“It is with a heavy heart that the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso family must announce the untimely passing of one of our own. Vivek Singh, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry passed away the morning of Saturday, Oct. 31 as a result of complications from treatment of gastrointestinal anomalies,” said TTUHSC El Paso President Richard Lange, M.D., M.B.A. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and two sons during this very difficult time.”

Dr. Singh began his new role at TTUHSC El Paso on June 13, 2015. During his brief time in El Paso, he built strong community relations and hired six new faculty physicians.

In less then five months, Dr. Singh built the foundation for a world-class psychiatry department that will continue to work with the El Paso community to identify and address the mental health needs of the population, provide cutting edge care to those with mental illness in El Paso, and integrate mental health into primary care settings.

Dr. Singh came to TTUHSC El Paso from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) where he was a Professor of Psychiatry and Interim Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs, Medical Director of University Hospital Psychiatric Services, Director of the Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Service, and Chairman of the Institutional Review Board.

Dr. Singh received his M.D. from Gandhi Medical College in Hyderabad, India, and his M.P.H. degree from the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois. Following his residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, he obtained post-doctoral fellowship training in psychopharmacology and biological psychiatry at UTHSCSA.

He was board certified in Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. His clinical, research, and teaching activities were focused on bipolar disorders and Psychosomatic Medicine.

Dr. Singh authored numerous articles and book chapters on bipolar disorders. He was also an active reviewer for several psychiatric journals and member of editorial boards. He was a highly sought after national speaker on bipolar disorders and educated practicing psychiatrists in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of this illness. Dr. Singh was actively involved with the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) where he was Vice-President of Education and Chairman of the Education Committee.

He was also a member of the Executive Committee and on the Board of Councilors of the ISBD. He was the Editor-in Chief of the International Society for Bipolar Disorder Global Newsletter since 2010.

An announcement on services is forthcoming.

Author: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

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8 comments

  1. Dr. Singh was a mentor of mine in residency. His passing is such an incredible loss. God speed, Dr. Singh.

  2. I had a chance to work with him during my time at J&J. Always so sharp, professional, and pleasant. This is a sad day.

  3. Wonderful doctor. So sad. He will be missed. Prayers for his wife and two boys.

  4. Wonderful man and family. Blessings to them all

  5. Vivek Uncle was a great man. He was always so energetic every time I was over at his house. His attitude toward anything was very positive, and it is so hard to believe that he has passed. He was a great man with a great heart who will be greatly missed.

  6. You will be dearly missed!

  7. He was a wonderful man… He will be missed

  8. Vivek uncle was the best man I’ve ever met. So caring loving sweet and we had such great memories and fun with him. This is impossible because he was always so happy and laughing. It’s hard to imagine he’s gone. We all miss him so much. Love u uncle❤️ Prayers to Aunty and the boys❤️

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