Stephen R Saklad, PharmD
Stephen R Saklad, PharmD, BCCP has joined Genomind’s SAB. Dr. Saklad is Clinical Professor of Pharmacotherapy, Adjoint Professor at the University of Texas School of Medicine, and Director, Psychiatric Pharmacy Program at the San Antonio State Hospital, Texas Department of State Health Services. He is an expert clinical pharmacologist with special interest in psycopharmacology.
Dr. Saklad was born in Los Angeles, California in 1953, and graduated from Pacific Palisades High School in 1970. He received his baccalaureate degree cum laude in Bacteriology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1974. His Doctor of Pharmacy degree was earned at the University of Southern California in 1978. He had a National Institute of Mental Health training fellowship in Psychiatric Pharmacy at the Nebraska Psychiatric Institute of the University of Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha in 1978-79. He then joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy and the clinical staff at San Antonio State Hospital (SASH) in 1979.
He was the first clinical pharmacist employed by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation (now Texas Health and Human Services) when he began as Clinical Coordinator at SASH. He was the principal or co-investigator for several studies of the efficacy and adverse effects of Phase II, III, and IV psychotropic agents in schizophrenia, mood disorders, depression, and other serious and persistent mental illness, as well as their pharmacokinetics and interactions. and is the recipient of the UT Austin College of Pharmacy’s Teaching Award among other honors, and speaks frequently on these and related issues.
Dr. Saklad has lived in San Antonio, Texas since 1979. He is married and the father of triplet sons.