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Jose Paez, MD

Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center

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Jose Paez, MD



Dr. Paez, originally from the Dominican Republic, completed his medical education at the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) with honors. Throughout medical school, he actively volunteered at a local psychiatric hospital, passionately working to reduce mental health stigma in the Dominican community. After graduating, he received specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).

Following his dedication as a psychotherapist in Philadelphia for four years, Dr. Paez pursued a residency in adult psychiatry at the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Elmhurst) in New York City, where he distinguished himself as the chief resident. Fueled by his unwavering enthusiasm for child and adolescent mental health, he chose to continue his journey at the Yale Child Study Center, accepting a fellowship position.

During his fellowship, his peers selected Dr. Paez as one of the Chief Fellows. Immersed in the rich academic and clinical environment, he fully embraced the opportunity to learn and contribute to cutting-edge research and compassionate care for young individuals.

Furthermore, his commitment and expertise were evident as he joined the Yale Child Study Center faculty, assuming the role of Assistant Professor of Child Psychiatry and Associate Medical Director of the Child Inpatient Psychiatric Service. His tireless efforts and invaluable contributions led to his appointment to the esteemed Faculty Advisory Committee to the Dean, where he actively aims to help shape the future of the institution.

Most recently, Dr. Paez is thrilled to have been appointed to serve as an Associate Program Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program, where he hopes to support and train future child and adolescent psychiatrists.

Education & Training

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow
    Yale Child Study Center (2022)
  • Adult Psychiatry
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai - Elmhurst (2020)
  • MD
    Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) (2012)

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