Menninger Staff

Topaz Sampson-Mills, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

Menninger Clinic Staff | Topaz Sampson-Mills |

Board certified in adult and forensic psychiatry, Topaz Sampson-Mills, MD, is a staff psychiatrist on Menninger's Professionals Program and an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine. She also has specialized training in electroconvulsive therapy.


Dr. Sampson-Mills's peer-reviewed article on managing suicidal adolescents was published in the journal Adolescent Psychiatry, and her presentation topics include depression, anxiety, postpartum depression and stress related to the Black community.


She is the recipient of the 2019 Eugen Kahn Award for Excellence, which was presented by the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.


Dr. Sampson-Mills is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians and Black Psychiatrists of America, Inc.


She earned her bachelor's degree in Environmental Science at Spelman College and her medical degree from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. She completed her Psychiatry residency at Baylor College of Medicine and her Forensic Psychiatry fellowship at State University of New York - Upstate Medical University.


In her spare time, Dr. Sampson-Mills enjoys basketball, traveling, being a dog mom and spending quality time with her family.