Frank Meissner, MD, Psychiatry, El Paso, TX, University Medical Center of El Paso


Psychiatry El Paso, TX

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine

I am currently a staff Adult - Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist practicing in a community-based psychiatry program for indigent patients. My cardiology office was closed 5 years ago, and while I continue to practice critical care & emergency medicine, I no longer practice invasive or interventional cardiology.

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  • Office

    Project Vida Health Center
    3612 Pera Ave
    El Paso, TX 79905
    Phone(915) 533-7057 x 702
    Fax(210) 568-2831
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  • Adroit, articulate, astute, assured, & multi-talented Internist with multiple subspecialty board certifications (see below). Concluded a 25-year career in military medicine (USAF) retiring with the rank of Colonel.

    As of 1 July 2019, I concluded training in Psychiatry and Child-Adolescent Psychiatry at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, where I enhanced my own understanding of human suffering, challenge, and personal growth. I believe I improved my skills in dealing with the 'wounds of the heart and the human soul' and made them commiserate with my own current skills of dealing with wounds of the flesh and diseases of the heart.

    Nonpareil procedural skills and clinical acumen. Mature and experienced clinician with more than 25 years ICU/CCU experience and over 40,000 hours of Emergency Medicine experience (including 6 months service as Director of Emergency Medicine of a UN combat support hospital providing services for the UN Protection Forces in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina). Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. Registered Cardiac Diagnostic Sonographer. Board Certified Clinical Informatics.

    Broad and deep experiences and expertise in clinical practice, healthcare information technology management, health information management engineering, systems/software engineering and program and executive management. Certified Professional Health Information Management Systems. Formal training in Six Sigma and TQM. Department of Transportation Certified Medical Examiner. Aeromedical Examiner - FAA.

    Excellent sense of humor and self-irony, integrates easily into new teams and care environments.
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    Dining With Cannibals

    Medical IT instillations challenges and techniques.

    Practical thanatology

    A practitioners approach to dealing with death and dying issues.

    Shock 2011

    Eval & Rx of Shock

    ChemBio Tutorial

    Tutorial on Chemical and Biological Warfare - Presented at The 1st Annual Symposium On Seaport Security given in Houston Texas Y2003

    Pe final

    House Officer Lecture on Pulmonary Embolism

    Chronotropic Incompetence

    Discussion of chronotropic incompetence as a class I indication for pacemaker therapy.

    Acute Coronary Syndrome

    ACS talk prepared Y2008 - emphasis on diagnosis of AMI and ACS via use of biomarkers.

    Therapeutic hypothermia

    Discussion of therapeutic hypothermia for cardiac arrest.

    Differential Dx Chest Pain

    Complete and detailed diagnosis of chest pain

    Point of Care Cardiac U/S

    Powerpoint Presentation - exported from Keynote Mac presentation. Introduction to Cardiac Point of Care U/S. Talk was meant for Emergency Medicine Residents PG.

    Big Data In Medicine

    A brief tutorial on Big Data and its applications to healthcare. The discussion is centered around technical aspects related to this method of computing rather.

Education & Training

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences CenterResidency, Psychiatry, 2016 - 2019
  • National Defense University - Information Resources Management College Certificate, Federal CIO Certificate Program , 1999 - 2000
  • Defense Systems Management College Certificate, Technical Program Management and Systems Engineering , 1998 - 2000
  • University of Utah Fellowship, Medical Informatics , 1997 - 1998
  • San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
    San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education ConsortiumFellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 1988 - 1991
  • Wright - Patterson Medical CenterResidency, Internal Medicine, 1982 - 1985
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
    Uniformed Services University of the Health SciencesClass of 1982

Certifications & Licensure

  • CO State Medical License
    CO State Medical License 2019 - 2023
  • NM State Medical License
    NM State Medical License 2008 - 2021
  • UT State Medical License
    UT State Medical License 1997 - 2022
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1995 - 2021
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 1991 - 2022
  • AK State Medical License
    AK State Medical License 1987 - 2022
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Critical Care Medicine
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine Clinical Informatics
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry
  • American Board of Preventative MedicineSubspecialty Board of Clinical Informatics
  • ARDMSRegistered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer
  • ARDMSRegistered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography Diplomate Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
  • Certification Board of Emergency Medicine - American Board of Physician SpecialitiesDiplomate Emergency Medicine
  • Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology Diplomate Nuclear Cardiology
  • HIMSSCertified Professional in Health Information & Management Systems
  • International Board of Heart Rhythm ExaminersCertified Cardiac Device Specialist - Physician
  • The National Board of Echocardiography Diplomate Adult & Transesophageal Echocardiography

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • FAMIA AMIA, 2019
  • Fellow (FCCP) American College of Chest Physicians
  • Fellow (FACC) American College of Cardiology
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Publications & Presentations

Journal Articles

  • Aeromedical Application of UHFSATCOM Via DAMA Protocol  
    Meissner FW, Dube E, Moorman B, Carbonetti J, HIMSS Proceedings
  • Endoscopic diagnosis of a paraprosthetic-enteric fistula.  
    Hardin RD Foster RD Meissner FW, GASTROINTEST ENDOSC (1987 Aug) 33(4):318-9
  • Wissen aus medizinischen Datenbanken nutzen.  
    Bothner U, Meissner FW, Dt Ärztebl 95: A-1336–1338 [Heft 20]

Books/Book Chapters


  • Sympathomimetic Toxidrome Presentation - New Onset Seizure/ Status epilepticus and Prolongation of QTc Due Too Over-The-Counter Substance Abuse.
    Frank W Meissner, MD, RDMS, RDCS; Cynthia Garza, JD, MD; Sarah L. Martin, MD., 6th Annual Pills and Thrills That Kill: Toxicology in Review., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, Texas., 3/27/2019
  • Successful Application of Parental Directed Hypnotherapy of Acute Stress Disorder, Severe Separation Anxiety and Adjunctive Postoperative Pain Control in a 4-year-old ...
    Frank W Meissner MD; C Garza JD, MD; S. Mehta, MD; C. Devargas, MD., 8th Annual Cultural Competence Conference. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, El Paso, Texas, 2/20/2019
  • 'To Sleep:Perchance To Dream' - Detailed Sleep History- An Essential Tool in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Evaluation and Management
    Frank Meissner, MD; Cynthia Garza JD, MD; Michael Brown, MD, MPH; Dorthy Dallum, MD, 6th Annual Scientific Session Of The European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine, Verona, Italy, 6/30/2018
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  • The Changing Role of Technology Transfer and Information Technology. 
    Instrument Society of America Expo/94
  • AV-CARD: A Rule-Based Expert System For Chest Pain Evaluation With in the Aeromedical Transport System. 
    66th Annual Meeting of the Aerospace Medicine Association
  • Acute Pulmonary Hypertension is Not a Feature of “Choke-Less” Subjects Studied In a Hypobaric Provocative Model of Caissons Disease. 
    66th Annual Meeting of the Aerospace Medicine Association
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Authored Content

  • TexMex Haiku - Creative Fusion of East & SouthWest1/22/2017
  • The Statistical Medievalist5/21/2016

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish, German

Hospital Affiliations