Ken Masters, M.D., is a board certified psychiatrist and diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology currently practicing in Houston, Texas. Ken received his bachelor’s degree from Rice University in Houston and received his Doctorate of Medicine from Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota in 2007. He returned to Houston to complete residency training in psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine.
Ken is a registered tribal member of the Cherokee Nation. He served as an Asniya intern at Pine Ridge High School in 2007. He is active in several American Indian health and education initiatives. He is a board member for Believing in Native Generations (BLiNG), promoting healthy life and lifestyles at Riverside Indian School in Anadarko, OK. He is a founding member of the Native American Health Coalition, an urban Indian health advocacy organization . He is the founder of the Society of Rice Indigenous Alumni and has contributed numerous presentations and publications on depression, suicide and resilience in American Indian populations.
Ken credits his 2007 rotation with Asniya as instrumental in helping him find his passion as an advocate for disadvantaged and challenged populations, work which he continues today as a community based adolescent and adult psychiatrist.