JAY D. TARNOW, M.D.

“ After 35 years of experience, I am better at my predictions of prognosis and what patients need to improve. In the past, I could predict and plan for a patient’s next one to two years. Now when I evaluate a patient and family, I see the possibilities for the next 5, 10, 15, even 20 years.”

 

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Jay Tarnow, M.D. is a board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Tarnow is considered a leading national expert on childhood and family stress, as well as on psychosomatic illness and has done research in Self-Management Disorders (i.e., ADHD, Tourette's Syndrome, PDD) for the last 20 years. He is also well known for his expertise in developing cost effective programs and has been a consultant to the National Institute of Mental Health and healthcare corporations.

Dr. Tarnow has served as Executive Director of the Houston Child Guidance Center and as Director of Child Psychiatry Training at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. He is currently a Clinical Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and at the University of Texas Medical School.

He was a City Commissioner on the Houston Human Services Advisory Council and was an active member of the Mayor's Task Force on Drug Abuse and Children. He has served on the Board of the American Association of Psychiatric Services for Children and was the President of the Houston Society of Adolescent Psychiatry.


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