Julie Ross Pittman, MD PhD

Meet Dr. Pittman

Dr. Julie Pittman is a Harvard-trained, private practice psychiatrist in Arlington, TX offering specialty outpatient psychiatric care, addiction medicine, and weight management to patients in the Dallas – Fort Worth area and throughout Texas. Board certified in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry, Dr. Pittman has extensive expertise in treating a broad range of mental health and substance use disorders. She is the owner of Pittman Psychiatry & Recovery where she works closely with patients ages 16 and up to diagnose, treat, and manage the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric illnesses, addiction, relapse, medical detox, and additional conditions. As a diplomate with the American Board of Obesity Medicine, Dr. Pittman also guides patients in making healthy lifestyle changes based on proper nutrition, exercise, medication, and behavioral therapy. Her down-to-earth nature and authenticity are evident in her honest, grounded approach to care.

Education and Training

Dr. Pittman is a Texas native and was raised in the DFW area. After earning her undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Pittman went on to complete a combined M.D.-Ph.D. dual-degree program at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston with a Ph.D. focused on the behavioral processes involved in drug addiction. She then attended a prestigious, rigorous residency training program at Harvard Medical School in the Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital Psychiatry Residency training program in Boston where she served as chief resident of addiction in her final year. Following her training at Harvard, Dr. Pittman returned to Texas to complete a fellowship in addiction psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Professional Appointments and Societies

Since completing her formal education and training, Dr. Pittman continues to hold numerous academic appointments as an associate professor and clinical assistant professor. She also serves as the medical director of Nexus Recovery Center in Dallas, TX, a large residential treatment center for women and adolescent girls. Dr. Pittman has contributed to a vast body of research, teaching, and clinical works throughout her education and professional career. She holds certifications in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is an active member of the following organizations:

  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Academy of Addiction Psychiatrists
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • Obesity Medicine Association
  • Dallas Obesity Society

Additional Interests

Along with her knowledge and expertise in obesity medicine, Dr. Pittman has received training in BODYPUMP and is a certified Les Mills BODYPUMP instructor. She blends these skills with her advanced medical expertise to help patients who are dealing with weight struggles to lose weight and improve their nutrition, physical activity, and general wellness. Dr. Pittman gains inspiration from her own weight loss accomplishments to guide her patients to experience positive changes in their overall health and lives.


"Dr. Pittman helped me out of a very deep hole. She was very patient and understanding. So many Physicians are condescending, and dismissive..not Dr. Pittman. She treated me for two years, and I was very thankful to find her. Her staff always treated me with respect, and was willing to work with me if I needed them to."



"she is the sweetest doctor ever. I have never met someone like her. she made me feel so comfortable the minute I stepped foot into her office. I am so thankful for her"



"Dr. Pittman and her staff are truly wonderful. They are incredible professionals who go above and beyond to provide outstanding, personalized care. I have, for over four years, felt incredibly supported by everyone in Dr. Pittman’s practice."



"She is the best doctor I've had of any kind. I highly recommend her. Other members of my family see her too. She is one of the best in the business. "



"Dr. Pittman has been my doctor for 10 years. - She is the best doctor I've had of any kind. I highly recommend her. Other members of my family see her too. She is one of the best in the business. "



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