Brigitte Bailey, M.D. is the Training Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program and a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio). She received her medical degree from the University of New Mexico. She completed her residency in General Psychiatry and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UT Health San Antonio. She is board certified in both Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Bailey is involved in clinical, teaching, and research activities. Dr. Bailey has served in leadership roles on local, state, and national committees involving psychiatry and children. She is involved in mentoring, as it is one of the important avenues of increasing underrepresented minorities in medicine.
She serves on the Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning with the American Psychiatric Association (APA). She is a past President of the Texas Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and the Bexar County Psychiatric Society. She has been an APA Transformational Leader. Her role included providing consultation to the Virgin Islands mental health authority. Dr. Bailey has served as an examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She has been a coordinator in directing and organizing the site for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Oral Board Examinations in San Antonio, TX.
Dr. Bailey provides consultation to the Medical Director of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department and the San Antonio Independent School District. She is the medical director of the Harvey J. Najim Hope Center, which provides outpatient services specifically for children with a history of trauma and abuse.
Dr. Bailey’s clinical practice primarily focuses on the assessment and treatment of childhood disorders. She uses a family systems approach which involves the family, community, and the school system. Her expertise is in psychosocial issues and their influence on psychiatric illnesses. She has extensive experience with children in foster care.