Javier Quintana, M.D., Ph.D.


Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Member, Brain Research Institute

Contact Information

Work Phone Number: 310-478-3711, x41009

Laboratory Address:

Schizophrenia Neuroimaging Laboratory
Greater Los Angeles VA HCS - West Los Angeles VA HCC
11301 Wilshire Blvd.
Bldg. 210 A (MIRECC)
Los Angeles, CA 90073


Javier Quintana, M.D., Ph.D. is Associate Professor in Residence at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Director of the Outpatient Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Service at the Sepulveda VA ACC, Greater Los Angeles VA HCS, where he chairs two advanced senior clinical clerkships of the UCLA School of Medicine course curriculum and is actively involved in the clinical training of Psychiatry residents and fellows from UCLA training programs. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. (Experimental Psychopharmacology, Neuroscience) degrees from the University Autonoma in his native Barcelona, Spain. He has completed residency training in Clinical Pathology (University of Barcelona) and Psychiatry (UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital), and is board certified in Psychiatry (Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology) as well as in Clinical Pathology and Family Medicine (European Community certificates). He has undertaken extensive postdoctoral research training in Cellular Neurochemistry (University of Barcelona), Behavioral/Cognitive Neuroscience and Primate Behavioral Neurophysiology (with Professor Joaquin Fuster at UCLA), and Functional Neuroimaging in human (functional MRI) and non-human (Positron Emission Tomography, PET) primates (with Professor John Mazziotta at UCLA), having published in all these fields. Dr. Quintana was a NIMH-NRSA Clinical Fellow and has been the recipient of two NARSAD Young Investigator Awards, a VA Advanced Research Scientist Career Development Award and a VA Merit Review Award among others. He was a member of the American Psychiatric Association Board of Trustees (1996-1997) and of the APA Committee on Research Training in Psychiatry (1995-2001). He has been a Faculty Mentor at the APA Annual Colloquium for Young Investigators in several occasions and has actively participated in the APA Minority Research Training in Psychiatry (MRTP) efforts.