Javier Ballester Gonzalez, MD

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Academic Information

  • Departments: Psychiatry - Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Divisions: Adult Psychiatry

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

Academic Office Information

  • Veterans Administration Medical Center
    500 S Foothill Blvd
    Salt Lake City, UT 84149

Academic Bio

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

Type School Degree
Fellowship Yale School of Medicine
Addiction Psychiatry
Fellow
Residency Yale School of Medicine
General Psychiatry
Resident
Residency Maimonides Medical Center
General Psychiatry
Resident
Fellowship University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Institute
Psychiatry
Fellow
Research Fellow Hospital Universitario Doce de Octubre
Research Fellow
Residency Hospital Universitario Doce de Octubre
General Psychiatry
Resident
Other Training Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
Psychology (3rd year)
Post Graduate Training Universidad Complutense
Neuroscience
Diploma of Advanced Studies
Professional Medical Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Medicine & Surgery
M.D.

Global Impact

Education History

Type School Degree Country
Research Fellow Hospital Universitario Doce de Octubre
Research Fellow Spain
Residency Hospital Universitario Doce de Octubre
General Psychiatry
Resident Spain
Other Training Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
Psychology (3rd year)
Spain
Post Graduate Training Universidad Complutense
Neuroscience
Diploma of Advanced Studies Spain
Professional Medical Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Medicine & Surgery
M.D. Spain