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Supported by more than 50 years of excellence in psychiatric services, Dr. Ikar J. Kalogjera currently excels as a psychiatrist in private practice in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, where he has been treating children, adolescents and adults since 1981. Congruent to his private practice, he has flourished as an honorary staff member at the Aurora Psychiatric Hospital since 1999 and previously lent his wealth of knowledge to the Medical College of Wisconsin, for whom he served as a clinical professor of psychiatry between 1979 and 2020. Notably, Dr. Kalogjera was the founder and leader of the Milwaukee Group for the Advancement of Self-Psychology for close to 30 years.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Kalogjera served the Medical College of Wisconsin in several other capacities, such as director of the adolescent inpatient unit from 1979 to 1980, director of adolescent inpatient service from 1980 to 1981, associate clinical professor of psychiatry from 1987 to 2001 and assistant clinical professor of psychiatry from 1981 to 1987. During his outstanding career, Dr. Kalogjera also contributed his expertise to several written works, having co-authored several texts in the American Journal of Psychotherapy in 1988, authored “Hospital and Community Psychiatry” in 1989 and penned a book chapter in the book “Disordered Couple” in 1998.

Dr. Kalogjera is board certified in psychiatry and child psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc., as well as board certified in addiction medicine. Civically engaged as well, he has contributed locally to the Croatian community in Milwaukee since 1989 and has been a frequent consultant to Jewish Family Services, Inc., since 1979. Previously, he served as a consultant to the Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan from 1984 to 1990 and to the Family Service of Milwaukee from 1982 to 1989.

Attaining several honors and recognitions over the years, Dr. Kalogjera was named among America’s Best Physicians by the National Consumer Advisory Board between 2016 and 2020. Recognized by the American Registry, he was named among the Top 1% of America’s Most Honored Professionals from 2017 to 2021 and received several Patients’ Choice Awards, On-Time Doctor Awards and Most Compassionate Doctor Awards between 2012 and 2021. In 2014, the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Department of Psychiatry bestowed upon him a Distinguished Service Award, and he also earned the prestigious Irma Bland Award from the American Psychiatric Association in 2006.

Other accolades to Dr. Kalogjera’s credit have included the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, inclusion in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and was named to Top Psychiatrists by Milwaukee Magazine on three occasions. For his community service, he was honored with the Service Award from the Jewish Family Service, Inc., in 2010, who also gave him a Community Service Honor in 2003. In the beginning stages of his career, Dr. Kalogjera was a featured listee among Outstanding Therapists by Town & Country Magazine in 1988. Dr. Kalogjera belongs to the Noble family named Kalogjera.

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