Dr. Jafet Gonzalez-Zakarchenco received is Doctor of Medicine & Surgery at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, School of Medicine, in Bogota, Colombia in 1979. His post-graduate training includes a Child Psychiatric Fellow at the University of New Mexico from 1993-1995; Psychiatric Resident at NIMH St. Elizabeth Hospital from 1983-1984 and 1984-1987.
Dr. Jafet has been a Psychiatrist with La Familia since 2018, and provides critical mental health services to all our patients; including our Spanish-speaking patients because he is a native Spanish-speaker. Dr. Jafet has a love for public health and has served as a Psychiatrist for various community organizations around the country and throughout the state of NM including: LifeLink, Ayundates, Casa de Corazon Children’s Community Mental Health Center & Residential Treatment Center, Mesilla Valley Hospital, Taos Colfax Community Mental Health Services, New Mexico Boys’ School, and the NM Behavioral Health Institute amongst others.
In 2009, Dr. Jafet was identified as an Exemplary Psychiatrist by the National Alliance on Mental Illness.