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Teague Named Head of VA Outpatient Clinics

January 31, 2013

Annapurni B. Teague, M.D. was recently selected as the Associate Chief of Staff for Community-Based Outpatient Clinic Care at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC). In her new post, Teague will be charged with management of nine outpatient clinics in southeast Texas.

“Anna’s expertise in the areas of patient care, mental health, and performance improvement is recognized VA-wide,” said Adam C. Walmus, M.H.A., M.A., F.A.C.H.E., Medical Center director. “Her unique knowledge and insight will ensure our Veterans have access to the best medical care and latest health care technology anywhere.”

Teague attended Rajendra Medical College in Ranchi, India, completed a psychiatric internship at the South Bedfordshire Health Authority in the United Kingdom, and performed psychiatric residencies at the Barnet Health Authority in the United Kingdom and Harvard Medical School. She also was a psychiatric fellow in the Consultation Service at Baylor College of Medicine

Board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Teague is also an Associate Professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine. 

Her previous positions at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center include program director of the Comprehensive Mental Health Program, program director of the Trauma Recovery Program, medical director of the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, and acting deputy care line executive of the Mental Health Care Line. Outside of Houston, she has served as the Mental Health Clinical Director for the VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network and Chief of Staff at Fayetteville VA Medical Center in North Carolina.

“In addition to her extensive knowledge and expertise in psychiatry, Anna brings with her a great deal of experience gained as the chief of staff at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center,” said J. Kalavar, M.D., Medical Center chief of staff. “This will be very valuable as we open additional remote health care sites and expand specialty services at our outpatient clinics.”