Lucy J. Puryear, MD

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center



Adult Psychiatry

Phone: 832-826-5281
Fax: 832-825-9401

Contact Information

6651 Main Street
Suite F350
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Medical Director of The Women's Place - Center for Reproductive Psychiatry

Maureen Hackett Endowed Chair in Reproductive Psychiatry

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Meninger Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute postgraduate education Psychoanalysis Training 2004
Baylor College of Medicine residency Psychiatry 1996
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine internship Psychiatry 1993
Baylor College of Medicine medical school Doctor of Medicine 1992


Lucy J. Puryear, MD, associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Menninger Department of Psychiatry, is board certified in psychiatry. Dr. Puryear holds the Maureen Hackett Endowed Chair for Reproductive Psychiatry. She serves as the Medical Director of "The Women's Place: Center for Reproductive Psychiatry" and the co-director of The Menopause Center at Texas Children's Pavilion for Women.

Dr. Puryear earned her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her internship in psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, followed by a residency in psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. She also completed training in psychoanalysis at the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute.

Dr. Puryear has been recognized by Texas Monthly as a "Super Doc" and by H Texas Magazine as one of the "Best Doctors in Houston" and "Best Doctors for Women", as well as being named to "Best Doctors in America."

Her clinical interests include the treatment of psychiatric conditions during pregnancy and postpartum, perimenopause, infertility and reproductive loss. She served as an expert witness in the Andrea Yates trial and retrial.

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Organization Name Role
American Psychiatric Association Member
American Psychoanalytic Association Member
North American Menopause Society Member
North American Society of Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology Member

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