Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
School of Medicine
Office of Student Affairs
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine
Director of Forensic Psychiatry
Medical Director
Veterans Court Programs
Mental Health Care Line
Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center


Fellowship at Case Western Reserve School Of Medicine University Hospitals
Forensic Psychiatry
Residency at University Of South Florida College Of Medicine Affiliate Hospitals
Research Fellowship at University Of Toronto Clarke Institute Of Psychiatry
Suicide Studies
Residency at Baylor College Of Medicine
MD from Baylor College Of Medicine


American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Honors & Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha
Board of Directors
Residency Review Committee for Psychiatry
Vice Chair 2017-2019
Executive Committee 2017-2020
Faculty Excellence Award in Educational Leadership

Professional Statement

Dr. Andrea Stolar is a forensic psychiatrist whose primary roles at Baylor College of Medicine are as Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and as Medical Director for the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center (MED VAMC) Veterans Court Programs. Dr. Stolar is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and completed her psychiatry residency at BCM and the University of South Florida College of Medicine. She completed a fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). Prior to returning to BCM, Dr. Stolar was lead psychiatrist for the university counseling and health services at CWRU, where she was awarded Outstanding New Professional for her work in integrating depression care into primary care. She also held the position of Program Director for the General Psychiatry Residency Program, University Hospitals, Case Medical Center. From 2011 to 2017 Dr. Stolar was the Director of Residency Education for the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at BCM.

Dr. Stolar has been actively involved in Graduate Medical Education (GME) across the College and nationally. Within BCM, Dr. Stolar serves on GME Executive Committee, and has contributed to, and chaired, committees and work-groups related to professionalism, appeals, grievances, curriculum development, student wellness, and professional practice. Nationally, Dr. Stolar chaired the Forensic Psychiatry Working Group, Subspecialty Milestone Project and served as Vice Chair and member of the Executive Committee of the Residency Review Committee for Psychiatry, of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). As a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Dr. Stolar served on the Council on Psychiatry and the Law and chaired the Committee on Psychiatry and the Workplace. In In 2016 Dr. Stolar was awarded a Fulbright and Jaworski LLP Faculty Excellence Award in the category of Educational Leadership and in 2018 was inducted as a BCM alumna into Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society.

The focus of Dr. Stolar's clinical and research activity at BCM and MEDVAMC has been in the development of jail diversion programs and the care and treatment of justice-involved veterans. She was on the planning team for the Harris County Felony Mental Health Court and was one of the founders of the Harris County Veterans Court, a felony mental health/drug court, and the first Veterans Court in the state of Texas. Eight additional Veterans Court have since been established, expanding access to surrounding counties. Dr. Stolar established forensic psychiatry training opportunities for medical students and residents and serves as a psychiatric consultant and expert witness in civil and criminal litigation.

Dr. Stolar’s volunteer work includes the co-founding of the Baylor College of Medicine Human Rights and Asylum Clinic in affiliation with Physicians for Human Rights and she serves on the Board of Directors for Mental Health America of Greater Houston.

Selected Publications


American Psychiatric Association
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law