About Us

_S9A9110Dr. Ivan S. Baroya is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and he is a licensed physician and surgeon in the state of California. Currently, he is the attending physician of Inpatient psychiatric services at the San Diego based Aurora Behavioral Health Hospital, and is a frequent and in demand consultant for the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr. Baroya graduated medical school from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California in 1995. He completed his post-doctoral residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Chicago, Illinois in 1999. Additionally, he received the prestigious C. J. Coon award from the Department of Medical Technology at Andrews University. Throughout his time at Andrew’s University, Dr. Baroya  demonstrated consistent academic excellence  which resulted in him being recognized as an outstanding student on the school’s Dean’s List all four years.

Clinical research has always been a passion for Dr. Baroya. Through the years, he has worked as both a Sub-Investigator and Principal Investigator on numerous clinical Phase I, II, and III clinical research studies in Southern California. Schizophrenia, Bipolar I, Major Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, and Generalized anxiety are just some of the psychiatric disorders in which he has conducted extensive investigation research.

After a thorough evaluation process, Dr. Baroya selects treatment based on both pharmacological and psychological approaches. Philosophically, he truly believe that success in mental health treatment results from an understanding of the underlying psychiatric illness in the context of both the family and interpersonal relationships. Naturally, his work with patients is collaborative with the goal of maximizing each individual’s strengths, leading to functioning at their full capacity.

Furthermore, Dr. Baroya is of the opinion that an effective psychiatrist must have two things: 1) an extensive working knowledge of psychopharmacology, so that evidence-based treatment can be provided correctly, and 2) a refined psychotherapy technique, a unique craft which requires a natural open-mindedness to patients along with many years of training in technique.