Baylor College of Medicine, MD
Rice University, MBA
Internship and Residency, General Psychiatry, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Fellowship, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
J. Michele LaGrone, MD, is a board-certified pediatric psychiatrist in UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children's, a clinical partnership between Dell Children's Medical Center and UT Health Austin. She specializes in treating psychiatric issues, such as anxiety, attention, behavioral, and major depressive disorders, in children and adolescents. Additionally, Dr. LaGrone is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
Dr. LaGrone earned her bachelor’s degree in Plan II Honors at The University of Texas at Austin, her master’s degree in business administration at Rice University, and her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, She completed both an internship and residency in general psychiatry as well as a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Dr. LaGrone is a preceptor for the Integrated Behavioral Health Scholars program and is active in mentoring advanced nurse practitioner students. She also serves as a Principal Investigator for the Youth Depression and Suicidality Research Network (YDSRN) through the Dell Medical School. Her current research is focused on suicidality in transgender adolescents in inpatient care. She is also involved in a pilot study around transcranial magnetic stimulation. She is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Texas Medical Association.
Dr. LaGrone is a pediatric psychiatrist with UT Health Austin.
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Attention disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Behavioral disorders
- Benign phobic hallucinations
- Major depressive disorders
- Psychotic disorders
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Awards & Honors
- Teacher of the Year, Dell Medical School