Kala Bailey, M.D.

  • Psychiatry
  • Treatment Resistant Depression
  • Interventional Psychiatry


Kala Bailey, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Bailey earned her medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical School and completed a residency in psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine, where she was Chief Resident in her final year of training and received the award for outstanding graduating resident.

Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2014.

Dr. Bailey serves as chief of service for psychiatry in the University Hospital system. She is also a member of the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute clinical leadership committee at UT Southwestern.

In both 2018 and 2019, Dr. Bailey was the Psychiatry Department's faculty nominee for the Rising Star Award, one of the UT Southwestern Leadership in Clinical Excellence Awards. She is currently a study physician for CREST: Confirmatory Safety and Efficacy Trial of Magnetic Seizure Therapy for Depression.

She has published professional manuscripts on intrapartum management of patients with mental disorders, treating postexercise hypotension, and electroconvulsive therapy, and she participates in teaching activities for the Medical School.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (2006-2010)
  • Residency - Baylor College of Medicine (2011-2014), Psychiatry
  • Internship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2010-2011), Psychiatry
Books & Publications

Clinical Focus

  • Treatment Resistant Depression
  • Interventional Psychiatry

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