A renowned psychiatrist in his community, Dr. Ikar J. Kalogjera, DFAPA, DFAACP, has devoted more than 40 years of his time and expertise to the field of mental health. Rendering assistance through his private practice in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, for the bulk of his career, he specializes in the treatment of a wide variety of mental disorders, including Bipolar disorder, depression, generalized anxiety and panic disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, among others. His goal is to provide optimal, individualized care to each patient with the ultimate goal of remission while utilizing multiple treatment modalities such as medication management and psychotherapy.
A leading expert in his field, Dr. Kalogjera pursued an elaborate education beginning in his home country of Croatia, where he earned a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Zagreb in 1970. He completed an internship at the same academic institution from 1970 to 1971, followed by a residency in psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin from 1972 to 1974. Excelling in his field, he completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati from 1974 to 1976, subsequently becoming certified in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Additionally, he is a diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Kalogjera has made a substantial impact in his industry upon founding the Milwaukee Group for the Advancement of Self Psychology, which became accredited by the Medical College of Wisconsin. Continuing to direct initiatives for his organization, he has also served as an influential educator through his appointment as clinical professor of psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin since 2001. He formerly served as an associate clinical professor and assistant clinical professor between 1981 and 2001. He also contributed a chapter to the book “Disordered Couple,” in 1998 and penned “Hospital and Community Psychiatry,” in 1989. Notably, he was a coauthor of the “American Journal of Psychotherapy,” published in 1988.
In recognition of his exceptional accomplishments, Dr. Kalogjera has accrued several accolades throughout his impressive career, including Top Ten Teaching and Service Awards by the American Psychiatric Association and the Medical College of Wisconsin. He recently won the Compassionate Doctor Award in 2017-2018, as well as the On-Time Doctor Award for 2017-2018. He was honored with the Patients’ Choice Award for 2017-2018 and was named among America’s Most Honored Professionals in the Top 1% by the American Registry in 2017-2018.
Among his other prized achievements, Dr. Kalogjera was elected a distinguished lifetime fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, and a founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Looking toward the future, Dr. Kalogjera aspires to continue playing a positive role for his patients and providing the utmost care to best treat their individualized needs.
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