Joseph L. Calles, Jr., MD obtained his MD degree from Michigan State University and completed two years of Family Medicine residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Flint, MI and at the Deaconess Hospital in Buffalo, NY. He completed a Psychiatry residency at Michigan State University. He also completed a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at LAC/USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. He returned to Michigan to work as a Staff Psychiatrist with Borgess Behavioral Medicine Services before joining the faculty at the medical school in 2000.
Dr. Calles is board certified in Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. He has published numerous articles, book chapters and books, most recently the chapter "Common Topics in Pediatric Psychiatry" in the Handbook of Clinical Pediatrics: An Update for the Ambulatory Pediatrician, and the article "Developmental disabilities across the lifespan" in the journal.
Dr. Calles' professional interests include developmental disabilities, disruptive behavior disorders and aggression, complementary and alternative medicine, and the interface between psychiatry and pediatrics.