Preston Wiles, M.D.

  • Drs. Anne and George Race Professorship of Student Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry


Preston Wiles is the Drs. Anne and George Race Professor of Student Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Director of Student Wellness and Counseling program there. Dr. Wiles is also Medical Director of the UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Autism Center. He completed his residency is Psychiatry at Harvard and Yale Medical Schools. After residency, he served as chief resident in the department of Psychiatry at Yale. Dr. Wiles went on to train in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the internationally renowned Yale Child Study Center where he also served as chief resident. Dr. Wiles served on the clinical faculty at Yale Medical School since 1992, teaching medical students, residents, and fellows in the areas of child development, psychopharmacology, and children and the law. He was a guest lecturer at Yale Law School and was elected Fellow at Branford College at Yale, where he served as a freshman advisor at Yale College.   Dr. Wiles maintained an active clinical practice in Connecticut and is Board Certified in Psychiatry and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He was voted by his medical peers for twelve years running as Top Doctor in Connecticut and Top Doctors in the US.  

Dr. Wiles is a recognized expert in the treatment of young people with neuropsychiatric disorders including autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and learning disability. Dr. Wiles has extensive experience as an expert in forensic settings where children are concerned including custody conflict, juvenile justice, and trauma.  In 2002, Dr. Wiles was a keynote speaker at the World Autism Conference in Melbourne, Australia, addressing medication treatment for autism spectrum disorders.

Dr. Wiles has been a prominent public voice for children, writing a New York TImes Op Ed piece on the plight of Elian Gonzalez, and appearing as a psychiatric consultant for numerous radio and television programs including CNN, CBS, and ABC.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Yale University School of Medicine (1990-1992), Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Residency - Yale University School of Medicine (1987-1990), Psychiatry
  • Residency - Harvard Medical School (1986-1987), Psychiatry
  • Internship - Baylor University Medical Center (1984-1985), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (1978-1983)
  • Other Post Graduate Training - Yale Dept Psychiatry (1987-1990)
Honors & Awards
  • Keynote Speaker 2002, World Autism Conference, Melbourne Australia
  • Top Doctors in Connecticut 2001-2011 2011, VOTED BY PEERS
  • Top Doctors in United States 2001-2012 2012, VOTED BY PEERS
Books & Publications