Dakota Carter, MD, EdD
Dakota Carter MD, EdD is currently a medical director and chair of psychiatry of behavioral health at Eisenhower Health in Rancho Mirage, California. He previously has served in leadership roles as a medical director for a national tele-mental health company and as Chief Medical Officer for inpatient psychiatric hospitals, in addition to academic roles. He is a double board-certified Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist who trained at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston/McGovern Medical School. Dr. Carter is passionate about education, teaching, training students and residents, and has a doctorate in education from University of Houston. He is an avid researcher and has published on a myriad of topics in psychiatry, in addition to developing curriculum for medical schools and residency programs across the United States. He is an author and editor for the textbook “Cultural Competency with Children, Adolescents, and Families,” a first of its kind text dedicated to examining the role culture plays in treating mental health for youth. Dr. Carter is active with the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and has sat on the APA Board of Trustees, APAPAC Board, the APA Scientific Planning Committee, the APA Council of Government Relations and Advocacy, and the APA Committee on Telepsychiatry. Dr. Carter is a former SAMHSA/APA Diversity Fellow and a George Ginsberg Award recipient for his continued work in psychiatry and mental health. In his spare time, he loves to travel with his husband, Cody, and daughter, Kayden.