Women in Medicine: Cindy McGeary

Cindy McGeary, PhD, ABPP, Associate Professor

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Long School of Medicine

Dr. McGeary fills multiple roles at UT Health San Antonio and in national service organizations and has made substantial contributions to the institution and her field. As an educator, she has developed and led the largest Clinical Psychology Internship program in the State of Texas with such distinction that she was asked to serve as a Site Accreditation Reviewer for the American Psychological Association.

Throughout her career, she has mentored hundreds of Clinical Psychology predoctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows and volunteered as a PRITE Examiner for UTHSA Psychiatry Residents preparing for their PRITE exams.

Institutionally, Dr. McGeary has served as Vice Chair of the UTHSA Institutional Review Board, Co- Chair of the UTHSA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee for Psychology, Consultant to Anesthesiology on Dr. Frank Rosinia’s Surgical Civility initiative, Member of the UTHSA Diversity Advisory Committee and Chair of the UTHSA Psychiatry Adjunct Faculty Committee.

Nationally, Dr. McGeary has served as President of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, Chair of the American Board of Professional Psychology Examination Board for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy, Consultant to the United States Air Force Security Forces for trauma and occupational burnout and as an Active Duty USAF Captain serving as Chief of Training and Research at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center.

As a researcher, Dr. McGeary was a Partner Principal Investigator for a KL2 study testing a novel couples-based intervention for chronic pain and Co-Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on dozens of federal grants with funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Dr. McGeary’s Faculty Profile