Dr. Hager graduated from Texas A&M University in 1984 with a B.S. in Microbiology. Graduation from medical school at the University of Texas, Medical Branch in 1988 was followed by completion of psychiatry training there in 1992. He was certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 1995.
Dr. Hager’s career has spanned military, private practice, state hospital, developmental disability, and correctional settings. While working for Prison Health Services, he served as the Director of Mental Health Services for the Indiana Department of Correction.
Jails proved to be a very active firing line for working with addicts and alcoholics. Dr. Hager’s affinity for this was catalyzed by a strong personal interest in the spirituality of recovery.
In addition to work, Dr. Hager is a member of a local cycling team, does website design, and spends time with a family that stays busy with horse shows, shooting sports, golf and flying.