Psychiatrist in San Diego, Chula Vista and Vista, CA

Timothy Veal, MD

Timothy M. Veal, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist with extensive experience working with diverse patient populations across various backgrounds and genders in both military and civilian settings. Dr. Veal earned his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine and completed his psychiatry residency at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. His military career includes serving as the sole psychiatrist at the United States Naval Hospital in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and deploying to Southeast Asia, where he engaged in subject matter exchanges on mental health issues related to humanitarian relief and disaster preparedness. He has also served on various committees promoting healthcare ethics and provider wellness.

Transitioning to civilian practice, Dr. Veal continued his mission to deliver high-quality mental health care by collaborating with various hospital and insurance-based entities. He values collaboration and has closely worked with nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to improve patient care. Additionally, Dr. Veal has provided consultancy roles for startups developing applications for multidisciplinary healthcare management platforms geared towards professional athletes, further expanding his impact on patient care.

Dr. Veal is deeply committed to considering social determinants of health, understanding how factors like socioeconomic status, education, and environment impact mental well-being. Looking ahead, Dr. Veal is enthusiastic about joining KMG Psychiatry, where he aims to empower patients to achieve a sense of wellness and agency in their lives using KMG's suite of services. His career reflects a dedication to advancing mental health care through clinical excellence, academic contributions, and innovative consultancy roles.