Welcome to New Faculty in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry


October 14, 2013 - The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to extend a warm welcome to our newest faculty member, Dr. Amelia Villagomez, who joins our department as a child and adolescent psychiatrist.  Dr. Villagomez has moved to our community from Boston. She will be an intricate part of our department including providing clinical care for children, teaching and supervising our trainees and students, and beginning her research studying an integrative health approach for children and adolescents. 
Dr. Villagomez completed her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Children's Hospital Boston.  She attended medical school at Texas A&M and finished her Psychiatry Residency at Yale University.  She has an interest in nutrition, cross-cultural psychiatry, mindfulness, and the interface between psychological and spiritual development.  While at Yale, she helped develop a cross-cultural psychiatry curriculum.  She has also taught mindfulness in a Boston city school as well as coordinated the training of other clinicians in the Mindful Schools curriculum through a SAMHSA grant.  
Dr. Villagomez joins our other newest faculty member, Dr. Gary Hellmann, who joined us over the summer. Dr. Hellmann comes to us from the Tucson community with an extensive history and experience in providing clinical care to children and adolescents in many settings, and is now the primary outpatient supervisor and medical director of the child and adolescent outpatient physician offices.  
“We are excited to have both Dr. Villagomez and Dr. Hellmann on our Child Faculty Team!  Their addition as well as the new developments in the child division are making our program stronger for our community’s children and adolescents,” says Kathy W. Smith, MD, Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program at University of Arizona College of Medicine. 
Other developments in this division these last few months include a change in physical location down to the South Campus and expansion of additional training experiences for our fellows.  
Release Date: 
10/14/2013 - 9:29am