child adolescent psychiatry: Faculty and Staff


Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Prema Manjunath Staff
Dr. Prema Manjunath, MD
Medical Director, Adolescent Inpatient, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Prema Manjunath, MD is a board-certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. She has been working at John Peter Smith Hospital since April 2006. She is currently the Medical Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth Texas. She is passionate about helping children, adolescents, and their families in their journey of recovery from their mental illness through evidence-based psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions. She has extensive experience and treats a vast variety of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders including Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Childhood Trauma and PTSD, Psychotic Disorders and Affective Disorders.

Dr. Manjunath completed her Residency in Psychiatry in Edinburgh, Scotland, and in Birmingham, England in the United Kingdom from 1981-1984. She completed her Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas from 1986-1988. After treating children and adolescents in private practice in Dallas from 1988-1992, Dr. Manjunath moved to Fort Worth Texas in 1992 and has been practicing there ever since. She worked at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas from 2000 to 2006. She collaborated with Pediatricians in the management of psychiatric problems in the pediatric population. She was actively involved in the Consultation Liaison Services in Pediatric Psychiatry at Cook Children’s Medical Center.

Throughout her career, Dr. Manjunath has worked with Medical Students and Psychiatric Residents and currently is involved in the direct clinical supervision and didactic academic teaching of both Medical Students and Psychiatry Residents at JPS Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.

Dr. Manjunath is an Assistant Professor at Texas Christian University, and at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas. She also is a master gardener and has a passion for reading.

Dr. Malik Farooq Staff
Dr. Maliq Farooq, MD
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr. Farooq is a board-certified general psychiatrist and fellowship-trained in child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Farooq completed his medical degree at Foundation University Medical College, Pakistan, his psychiatry residency training at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, TX, and his child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the UT Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center in Dallas, TX. During his 2nd year of fellowship, Dr. Farooq was appointed as the chief fellow for the child and adolescent psychiatry training program. He also participated in ongoing research activities at their Suicide Prevention and Resilience Program (SPARC - an innovative, nationally-renowned teen suicide prevention program) at Children’s Medical Center (CMC), Dallas. During his fellowship training at UTSW medical center, Dr. Farooq also got an opportunity to work with Metro Care Behavioral Health in Dallas and managed children in foster care program at CMC, eating disorder program at CMC, Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) clinic and early childhood mental health clinic at CMC, Dallas. After completing his fellowship in Dallas, Dr. Farooq transitioned back to Fort Worth and joined as child and adolescent psychiatry faculty at John Peter Smith healthcare network. Dr. Farooq specializes in diagnosing and treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, trauma, eating disorders, psychosis, behavioral difficulties, and mood disorders.

James Haliburton Staff
Dr. James Haliburton, MD
Medical Director, Consult & Liaison Services, Assistant Psychiatry Program Director

Dr. Paul Schneider Staff
Dr. Paul Schneider, DO
Medical Director, Psychiatric Emergency Center