(COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS) — Edward J. Sherwood, M.D., Interim Dean of the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, announces the appointment of Christopher S. Cargile, M.D., as the College of Medicine Associate Dean for the Bryan-College Station campus. Dr. Cargile began his new role on Tuesday, June 1, 2010. Prior to assuming this role, Dr. Cargile served the HSC-College of Medicine Bryan-College Station campus as the Regional Department Chair of Psychiatry.

As Associate Dean for the Bryan-College Station campus, Dr. Cargile will oversee the management of the third- and fourth-year rotations at clinical affiliates in Bryan and College Station, the recruitment of physicians to the clinical faculty, and the academic and medical collaborations between the HSC-College of Medicine, community agencies and clinical affiliates in Bryan-College Station.  Dr. Cargile will be based out of the College of Medicine’s Bryan campus.

Originally from Arkansas, Dr. Cargile earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Arkansas in 1990 and his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1994.  From 1994 to 1998, Dr. Cargile completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, ultimately serving as chief resident in 1998.  From there he went on to serve that institution as a Director, Instructor, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor until 2008.  Dr. Cargile also served the Arkansas State Division of Mental Health’s Research and Training Institute as the Assistant Director for Training from 2000 to 2002.

Dr. Cargile has focused his patient care on general psychiatry, and his research interests include addiction and neuropsychiatric conditions such as autism and head injury. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Cargile joined the HSC-College of Medicine in January 2008, and in addition to his new role as associate dean, he will continue to serve as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health and to see patients at the Texas A&M Physicians clinic in Bryan.

Dr. Cargile follows Dr. Jon Friedman who served as the inaugural Bryan-College Station campus associate dean from 2008 to 2010.

— Dhwani Chauhan