10554-Diaz, David

David R. Diaz, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Phone 317-963-7300
355 W 16th Street Suite 2800

Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Dr. Diaz, an attending psychiatrist at IU Health University Hospital, plays a crucial role in the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service. This tertiary care hospital provides both satisfying and challenging clinical experiences for patients and trainees alike. The integration of medical and psychiatric skills is essential for individual trainees and represents the future of psychiatry.

Dr. Diaz’s contributions extend beyond clinical practice. He founded the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship and continues to serve as an associate program director. He is associate medical director for the Indiana State Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA).  His commitment to education and patient care in his profession is evident.

In addition, Dr. Diaz actively engages in leadership in the following organizations:
•    Indiana Psychiatric Society (IPS): Here, he mentors trainees and advocates for quality mental health care.
•    American Psychiatric Association (APA): As a Distinguished Life Fellow, he contributes to advancing the field.
•    Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) and American Medical Association: His involvement ensures access to healthcare for all. He is active in legislative advocacy.

Dr. Diaz’s dedication extends to organized medicine. He has served as:
•    Past president of the Indianapolis Medical Society.
•    Four-time past president of IPS.
•    President of the Indiana State Medical Association for 2023-2024.

His commitment exemplifies giving back to the profession and fulfilling his professional duty.

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
  • Education
    1989 Residency Indiana University
    1985 MD Indiana University
    1981 BS University of Evansville
  • Research

    Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Integrated Care Psychiatric Treatment of Adults


  • Professional Organizations
    Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    American Medical Association (AMA)
    American Psychiatric Association
    Gold Humanism Honor Society
    Indiana Psychiatric Society
    Indiana State Medical Association
    Indianapolis Medical Society
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Psychosomatic Medicine
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Psychiatry*
  • Clinical Interests

    Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Integrated Care Psychiatry, Advocacy for Access to Quality Mental Health Care for All Psychiatric Care of Adults (including Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Psychotic Disorders and Somatoform Disorders)


  • Awards
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2021-05-01
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2018-05-01

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