Steven Herron, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, (Clinical Series Track)
Clerkship Director

Dr. Herron is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona and is currently the Chief Medical Officer for Escalera Health.

 Dr. Herron graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1997 and completed his Adult Psychiatry Residency in 2001 at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, serving as the Chief Resident during his fourth year. He then completed a Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship in 2002 at the Isaac Ray Center, Inc. (affiliated with Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center) in Chicago, IL and returned to Tucson to join the faculty at the University of Arizona in July 2002. He spent a year as the Associate Training Director for the Psychiatry Residency Training Program before being named the Residency Training Director for the Department of Psychiatry. He held that position from July 2004 through December 2014 and aided in the formation of a new Psychiatry Residency Training program at what is now Banner University Medical Center – South Campus. He also spent 18 months as the Associate Head for Education within the Department of Psychiatry during that time. In January 2015, Dr. Herron left the University and accepted a position as the Medical Director of Assurance Health & Wellness, the first outpatient clinic in the State of Arizona to be licensed as an Integrated Health facility. Through acquisitions and mergers, this company grew from about 40 patients in one Tucson based clinic with two medical providers to having over 10000 patients in 17 clinics throughout rural and urban Arizona with over 30 medical providers by June 2018. On July 1, 2018, Dr. Herron rejoined the Department of Psychiatry to take on his current duties. Clinically, he is the Chief Medical Officer for Escalera Health, a newly formed, fully licensed integrated health clinic based in Tucson, Arizona.

Dr. Herron has worked in many different clinical environments, including correctional institutions, public mental health clinics, university inpatient and outpatient services, a student health clinic, and has extensive experience in treating outpatients both in-person and using telemedicine technology. His current interests include public mental health as well as issues involving the interaction between forensic and general adult psychiatry.