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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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Laura Marsh, M.D.  

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Laura Marsh, M.D. 
Listed as one of the best doctors in the nation in the field of psychiatry, Laura Marsh, M.D. is the Mental Health Care Line executive at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. Marsh received her medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine. After completing a medical internship at the Francis Scott Key Medical Center (now Bayview Medical Center) of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, she completed her psychiatry residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Marsh went on to complete a neuroimaging/neuropsychiatry fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health and at Stanford University. As an associate professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at Johns Hopkins, Marsh focused on the study of psychiatric disorders in neurological illnesses and concentrated on improving their recognition and treatment. She has research and clinical expertise in neuropsychiatric disorders and brain imaging research and specific expertise in the psychiatric aspects of Parkinson's disease and epilepsy. At Hopkins, she was director of the Clinical Research Program of the Morris K. Udall Parkinson’s Disease Research Center of Excellence. Marsh holds certifications from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has added qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry. She is a member of the scientific advisory boards for the American Parkinson's Disease Foundation and the National Parkinson’s Foundation and the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, medical publications, abstracts, and manuscripts. Marsh is also a professor at the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and in the Department of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine.