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Daryl I. Shorter, MD

Medical Director, Addictions Services

Associate Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine

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Board-certified in addiction psychiatry and adult psychiatry, Daryl Shorter, MD, is the medical director of Addictions Services at Menninger and also works in Outpatient Assessments. He is also an associate professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.


Prior to his arrival at Menninger, Dr. Shorter served as an attending psychiatrist at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Administration Medical Center in Houston.


His research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Addictions, Journal of Psychiatric Practice, Addiction Biology, American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. He also has contributed to chapters in books such as Biologics to Treat Substance Use Disorders: Vaccines, Monoclonal Antibodies, and Enzymes, Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology and ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine.


He is a member of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, the American Psychiatric Association and the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training. In addition, Dr. Shorter is a past reviewer for the journals Drug and Alcohol Dependence and American Journal on Addictions. He serves on the board of directors for the Archway Academy in Houston.


Dr. Shorter earned his bachelor's degree from Rice University and his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. His postgraduate training includes a general psychiatry residency at The Ohio State University and an addictions fellowship at New York University.