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Javier Ballester Gonzalez

Javier Ballester Gonzalez, MD

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Academic Information

Departments Adjunct - Psychiatry

Divisions: Adult Psychiatry

Academic Office Information

Board Certification

  • American Board of Preventive Medicine (Addiction Medicine)
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry)
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Addiction Psychiatry)
  • Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality of Spain (General Psychiatry)
  • National Board of Medical Examiners

Javier Ballester Gonzalez, MD, Assistant Professor (Clinical), earned his medical degree at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in Spain. He completed his first residency in Psychiatry at Hospital Universitario Doce de Octubre de Madrid, where he also concluded a one year research fellowship. Upon being awarded a 2-year Koplowitz Fellowship to study Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, he moved to the USA (Pittsburgh, PA). He completed his second Psychiatry Residency at Yale University, where he recently also finished an Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship. Dr. Ballester is board certified in Psychiatry and in Addiction Psychiatry by the ABPN and in Addiction Medicine by the ABPM. His current interests include research in neurobiological mechanisms of substance use disorders, mood disorders, education, and psychiatry services to minority populations (Hispanic/Latino and LGBT populations). Dr. Ballester is very excited to join the outstanding team of residents, fellows, and faculty within both the clinical and research divisions of the University of Utah Department of Psychiatry.

Education History

Fellowship Yale School of Medicine
Yale School of Medicine
Residency Maimonides Medical Center
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Institute
Research Fellow Hospital Universitario Doce de Octubre
Research Fellow
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
Post Graduate Training Universidad Complutense
Diploma of Advanced Studies
Hospital Universitario Doce de Octubre
Professional Medical Universidad Autónoma de Madrid