Lori Kels

Lori Kels, MD, MPH, FAPA

Chair of Clinical Science Faculty, Associate Professor of Psychiatry Clinical and Applied Science Education

Dr. Kels is a board-certified psychiatrist and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at
UIWSOM. She serves as Chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences. She received her
BS in marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She
earned her MD from the University of Nevada and her MPH from the University of
Southern California. Dr. Kels completed her residency in psychiatry at The George
Washington University, where she served as chief resident.
Dr. Kels has a clinical interest in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders in
women, particularly during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Her research
interests include mental health in medical education and novel treatments for mood
She is an active member of the American Psychiatric Association and the Texas Society
of Psychiatric Physicians, as well as the Bexar County Medical Society, where she
serves on the Board of Directors.
Dr. Kels is honored to be a part of UIWSOM's mission of lifelong learning and service.

  • M.D., University of Nevada 
  • M.P.H, University of Southern California
  • B.S. in Marketing, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania