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    Gerardo Gonzalez-Haddad MD

    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentPsychiatry
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    365 Plantation Street, Biotech One
    Worcester MA 01605
    Phone508-856-0480
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        Academic Background

        1978, BC, Colegio San Viator, Bogotá, Colombia

        1984, MD, Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario Bogotá, Colombia

        1989, Psychiatry Residency, Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia

        1992, DAB, Addiction Behaviour, University of London, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK

        1996, Psychiatry Residency, Yale University, New Haven, CT

        2001, Addiction Psychiatry Fellow, Yale University, New Haven, CT

        Director, Addiction Psychopharmacology Research
        Director, Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program

        Director, Addiction & Comorbidity Treatment Service (ACTS)

        Gerardo Gonzalez

        Research Interests

        The clinical research that our group has been conducting has focused on the neurobiology and pharmacotherapy for cocaine and opioid dependence. The series of studies have evaluated the extent that enhancing GABA neurotransmission may have in modifying cocaine and opiate taking behavior. In addition, we are interested in understanding whether modulation of glutamate neurotransmission by an uncompetitive NMDA receptor antagonist during opioid agonist treatment may improve treatment outcomes and reduce early relapse in young adults with opiate dependence. The study is expected to provide valuable information whether co-administration of memantine to buprenorphine treatment will modify components of opioid dependence, and therefore become a time-limited alternative to the long term agonist maintenance treatment for young opioid dependent adults.



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        1. Oliveto A, Poling J, Mancino MJ, Feldman Z, Cubells JF, Pruzinsky R, Gonsai K, Cargile C, Sofuoglu M, Chopra MP, Gonzalez-Haddad G, Carroll KM, Kosten TR. Randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trial of disulfiram for the treatment of cocaine dependence in methadone-stabilized patients. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011 Jan 15; 113(2-3):184-91.
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