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Gerardo Gonzalez-Haddad MD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentPsychiatry
AddressUMass Chan Medical School
365 Plantation Street Biotech One
Worcester MA 01605
Phone508-856-0480
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    Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Senora del Rosario, Bogota, , ColombiaMD

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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. González G, Giraldo LF, DiGirolamo G, Rey CF, Correa LE, Cano AM, Romero-González M. Facing the Growing Heroin Problem in Colombia: The New Methadone-assisted Treatment Programs. Rev Colomb Psiquiatr (Engl Ed). 2019 Apr - Jun; 48(2):96-104. PMID: 30981333.
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    2. Gonzalez G, DiGirolamo G, Romero-Gonzalez M, Smelson D, Ziedonis D, Kolodziej M. Memantine improves buprenorphine/naloxone treatment for opioid dependent young adults. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 Nov 01; 156:243-253. PMID: 26454835.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. 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. PMID: 20828943.
      Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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