Menninger Staff

Marsal Sanches, MD, PhD

Director of Research Training

Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

Menninger Clinic Staff | Marsal Sanches |

Marsal Sanches, MD, PhD, is a board-certified psychiatrist who works on Menninger's Hope Program for Adults. In addition, he serves as director of Research Training and is an associate professor at Baylor College of Medicine.


His interests include mood disorders, psychopathology and medical education.


He has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, as well as numerous book chapters and abstracts. Dr. Sanches has also lectured often at local, national and international meetings on topics ranging from mood disorders and psychopathology to the interface between psychiatry and creativity.


After completing his psychiatric training in Brazil and starting his academic career at his alma mater there, Dr. Sanches moved to the United States in 2009, where he then completed a second residency at UT Health in Houston.