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Department of Psychiatry

Houston, Texas

The Alkek Building at Baylor College of Medicine
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David Ness, M.A., M.D.

Associate Professor

The Menninger Clinic
2801 Gessner Dr.
Houston, TX 77080

Phone: 715-275-5048
Fax: 713-275-5117

David E. Ness, M.D. is currently a staff psychiatrist at The Menninger Clinic,and Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine. Prior to his move to Menninger, Dr. Ness worked in Pittsburgh and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in a variety of clinical, administrative, and academic positions including work in forensic psychiatry. His academic interest has focused on how the medical and psychiatric interview can be analyzed linguistically, and on how interviewing can be taught to medical students and residents.


M.D. in Psychiatry from Yale University
M.A. in English from city College of New York

Clinical and Research Interests:

Discourse analysis of medical and psychiatric interviews; informed consent; clinical decision making; psychodynamic psychiatry

Curriculum Vitae

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