Medical City North Hills August 10, 2018

Charles Edward Herlihy, Jr., M.D., has been named the new medical director for the Geriatric Behavioral Unit (GBU) at Medical City North Hills.

The GBU is a 20-bed unit prepared to treat patients 55 and older that require inpatient treatment for disorders such as serious depression, suicidal ideation, bipolar disorders, dementia, PTSD and schizophreniform disorders.

Dr. Herlihy, a board-certified psychiatrist, comes to Medical City North Hills from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Panama City Beach, FL and has spent much of his career in private practice and served as medical director of other psychiatric hospitals in Alabama and Texas.

Dr. Herlihy has over 35 years of clinical practice and received his undergraduate degree from Tulane University and his medical degree from the University Of South Alabama College Of Medicine. His internship and residency were served at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.

“We’re very excited to have Dr. Herlihy lead the clinical staff of the GBU,” said Xavier Villarreal, Medical City North Hills CEO. “The unit has been filling an important void in available services in our area since it’s opening in 2015.” “Dr. Herlihy’ s experience, especially in the area of interfacing psychiatry with internal medicine, is a benefit for our patients and the community.”