Dr. Calderón is board certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine, with an additional certification in mind-body medicine.
He has been an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry with LSU School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry for over 10 years; is Clinical Faculty with Tulane University’s Department of Psychiatry and Saybrook University in San Francisco where he teaches the mindfulness course. He is in private practice where he built the only fully integrative psychiatric practice in New Orleans. Dr. Calderón is a consultant to the Harvard University Program for Refugee Trauma and the Mexican Minister of Public Safety, and is national faculty for the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Calderón is interested in integrative approaches to healthcare, prevention, education, research and treatment of psychiatric conditions, and addictions. He is the author of several national and international scientific publications in disaster medicine, the reconstruction of mental health services post hurricane Katrina, and mind-body approaches to care for healthcare providers. He is currently conducting research on mind-body based relapse prevention for addictions.
Dr. Calderón graduated with honors form the National Autonomous University of México and pursued his residency in psychiatry at Sinai Hospital of Detroit/Wayne State University.
He is the recipient of several prestigious awards including, LSU’s Resident’s Award for best teacher for two consecutive years, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill –Heroes in the Fight Against Mental Illness Award, the Nancy C.A. Roeske, M.D. Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education form the American Psychiatry Association, the Excellence in Treatment Award by the Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse for Greater New Orleans, and most recently, was voted among “Top Doctors” in Psychiatry” in New Orleans and was included in the global directory of “Who is Who in Medicine.”
After hurricane Katrina, Dr. Calderón opened and directed the first adult public inpatient mental health facility in New Orleans. Currently, he is the Medical Director of the Co-Occurring Disorders Program at the Medical Center of Louisiana-University Hospital where he uses integrative approaches for addictions, and is in private practice in uptown, New Orleans.
He is the founder of the Mindful Living Program©, the leading stress reduction and wellness program using mind-body skills in New Orleans, and co-founder and faculty with the Mind Body Center of Louisiana, a non-profit organization devoted to the dissemination of mind-body practices in healthcare. Dr. Calderon in currently doing research on the psychological and medical impact of exposure to violence related to organize crime in Mexico, and in mind-body medicine based relapse prevention for addictions. He is also trained in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation treatment, available at his practice.
Dr. Calderón is interested in literature, outdoors, and cinema, and has had a Vipassana meditation practice for over ten years. He lives in New Orleans with his family.