Vince Vallera

Director for Adult Mental Health Clinical Programs, Medical Director, Riverside Clinic, Assistant Professor


I received my BS in psychology and neurobiology from the University of Wisconsin. I completed medical school and a Psychiatry residency at the University of Minnesota Medical School. I am an adult outpatient psychiatrist with a clinical focus on integrated/collaborative care, which involves working closely with colleagues in primary care to help provide mental health care to a vastly greater number of patients than is possible with a conventional outpatient psychiatry practice. I believe that the integration of behavioral health with primary care is key to improving access and is the future of effective mental health treatment.

Aside from my work with patients, I enjoy working in clinical informatics. I am a certified physician builder and power user with Epic, helping to make improvements to the electronic medical record to streamline the experience for both providers and patients and reduce burnout among providers. I am also passionate about education and work closely with medical students and residents in psychiatry as well as primary care specialties to help them improve their clinical skills and provide excellent patient-centered mental health care.


  • Development of clinical care models in Integrated/collaborative care areas
  • Clinical informatics and resident education
  • Certifications to optimize electronic medical records in the interest of reducing burnout among providers

Administrative Assistant

(for academic support only)
Natasha Hampton-Anderson

In the Media


MD, University of Minnesota Medical School
BA, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Major: Psychology and Neurobiology

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Psychiatry

Licensures and Certifications

Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
Board Certified - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
DEA Registration
Epic Physician Builder and Power User

Honors and Recognition

Matt C. Dodd NIH Award
Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Oh, S., Ohlfest, J., Todhunter, D., Vallera, V. D., Hall, W., Chen, H., Vallera, D., 2009. Intracranial elimination of human glioblastoma brain tumors in nude rats using the bispecific ligand-directed toxin, DTEGF13 and convection enhanced delivery. J Neurooncol, 95 (3): 331-342.
doi: PubMed ID: 19517064.
Rustamzadeh, R., Hall, W., Todhunter, D., Vallera, V. D., Low, W., Liu, H., Panoskaltsis-Mortari, A., Vallera, D, 2007. Intracranial therapy of glioblastoma with the fusion protein DTAT in immunodeficient mice. Int J Cancer, 120 (2): 411-419.
doi: PubMed ID: 17075792.
Vallera, D., Todhunter, D., Kuroki, D., Shu, Y., Sicheneder, A., Panoskaltsis-Mortari, A., Vallera, V. D., Chen, H., 2005. Molecular modification of a recombinant, bivalent anti-human CD3 immunotoxin (Bic3) results in reduced in vivo toxicity in mice. Leuk Res., 29 (3): 331-341.
Selected Presentations

Selected Presentations

Dirlam, C., Thorsness, K., Vallera, V. D., Bass, D., Nelson, K. "Mental Health Electronic Medical Record Clinical Tools", Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education Back to Bedside Initiative, Chicago, Illinois, October 26, 2017.



Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, F282/2A West Building, 2450 Riverside Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55454