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Texas Medical Center

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


6651 Main Street
Suite F350
Houston, TX 77030

Nicole H. Cirino, MD

Reproductive Psychiatrist - The Women's Place

Senior Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine
Division Director, Reproductive Psychiatry


School Education Degree Year
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Residency Psychiatry 2003
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1999
Santa Clara University Bachelors Bachelor of Arts 1995


For the past 20 years, Dr. Cirino has worked in the field of reproductive psychiatry (also known as women’s mental health or perinatal psychiatry). She provides reproductive psychiatry outpatient clinical care and consultation liaison services for women with perinatal, perimenstrual and perimenopausal psychiatric conditions, as well as disorders of female sexual dysfunction. This includes but is not limited to postpartum depression, perinatal loss, sexual trauma and related conditions, postpartum psychosis, perinatal obsessive compulsive disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder and other mental health conditions that occur during the reproductive life span. Dr. Cirino also teaches clinical aspects of reproductive psychiatry to more than 800 medical clinicians a year. She serves in leadership roles on many national committees, including Postpartum Support International, American Psychiatric Association, International Society of Reproductive Psychiatrists and International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health.

Additionally, Dr. Cirino received post-graduate training at Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in 2002, and at Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center for Women's Health in 2003.

Research Interests

Mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy for perinatal and sexual health conditions 

Reproductive psychiatry education for medical students 

Neuroactive steroidal treatment of perinatal mood disorders  

Trauma-informed obstetric care  


Organization Name Role
American Psychiatric Association Past president, Oregon Psychiatric Physicians Association
International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) Member, Scientific Program Committee
International Society of Reproductive Psychiatrists (ISRP) Chair, Education Committee
Postpartum Support International (PSI) Board Member; Medical Director, Perinatal Psychiatric Consult Line; Committee Chair, Research and Awards

Awards & Honors

Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Teaching Award, Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health & Science University  2021/2022 

Oregon Health & Science University Continuing Professional Development Educator Award – Continuing Medical Educator  2018-2020  

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