Indiana University

David Diaz, M.D.

David R. Diaz, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry


Personal Statement 

I have a mid-career opportunity to pass along the art and science of psychiatry to the next generation.  If I can inspire trainees to become passionate advocates for those that cannot advocate for themselves, I have done my job.  I work with culturally Deaf patients.  The literature pays scant attention to Deaf individuals with mental illness.  This has sharpened my focus.  Additionally, my role with the Indiana Psychiatric Society has allowed me to advocate for underserved groups such as these.

Education  Undergraduate: University of Evansville; Bachelor of Science in Biology, Summa cum Laude

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine; Doctor of Medicine with Highest Distinction

Residency: Indiana University Medical Center

Board Ceritifications/Certifications:
Diplomate in Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Diplomate in Psychosomatic Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Current Academic Interests Teaching: Mentoring psychiatry residents and medical students in the areas of adult psychiatry, professionalism and psychopharmacology

Clinical: Psychotic Disorders, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Treatment of Deaf psychiatric patients

Research:  Ongoing studies of Deaf patients with mental illness including original research, case studies and review articles.  My group has mentored resident and undergraduate students and actively collaborates with a local mental health center that focuses on this population.

Recent Publications 

Diaz, DR, Landsberger, SA: Exploring the Use of Seclusion and Restraint with Deaf Psychiatric Patients: Comparisons with Hearing Patients. Psychiatric Quarterly 2010, 81:303-9.

Landsberger, SA, Diaz, DR: Identifying and Assessing Psychosis in Deaf Psychiatric Patients.  Current Psychiatry Reports 2011, 13(3): 198-202.

Landsberger, SA, Diaz, DR:  Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment of Deaf and Severely Hard-of-Hearing Adults: Demographic and Diagnostic Comparisons with Hearing Inpatients.  Psychiatric Services 2010; 61(2), pp. 196-9.

David Diaz, M.D.

Larue Carter Hospital
2601 Cold Spring Rd.
Indianapolis,IN, 46222
(317) 941-4329