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Lucien Gonzalez, MD, Psychiatry, Minneapolis, MN, University of Minnesota


Psychiatry Minneapolis, MN


Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota

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Education & Training

  • University of Minnesota Medical School
    University of Minnesota Medical SchoolFellowship, Addiction Medicine, 2008 - 2009
  • Westchester Medical CenterResidency, Pediatrics, 2006 - 2008
  • Westchester Medical CenterResidency, Pediatrics, 2008
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock/Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital
    Dartmouth-Hitchcock/Mary Hitchcock Memorial HospitalResidency, Pediatrics, 2001 - 2005
  • UMass Chan Medical School
    UMass Chan Medical SchoolClass of 2001
  • University of Massachusetts, GSBSMS, Physiology/Neuroscience, 1997 - 1999
  • University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolMS, Physiology/Neuroscience, 1999
  • Bates CollegeBA, Psychology, 1989

Certifications & Licensure

  • MN State Medical License
    MN State Medical License 2008 - 2021
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine Addiction Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Richard B Heyman Award American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Adolescent Health, 2018

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Prenatal Substance Abuse: Short- and Long-term Effects on the Exposed Fetus  
    Behnke M, Smith VC, Levy S, Siqueira LM, Ammerman SD, Gonzalez PK, Ryan SA, Committee on Substance Abuse, Committee on Fetus and Newborn, American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatrics, 1/1/2013
  • Role of Oxidant Stress in Acidosis-induced Intestinal Epithelial Hyperpermeability  
    Gonzalez, PK, Doctrow, SR, Malfroy, B and Fink, MP, Shock, 1/1/1997
  • Delayed Treatment with EUK-8, a Novel Superoxide Dismutase and Catalase Mimetic, Ameliorates Acute Lung Injury in Endotoxemic Pigs  
    Gonzalez, PK, Zhuang, J, Doctrow, SR, Smith, M, Menconi, MJ and Fink, MP, Surg For XLVI, 1/1/1995

Books/Book Chapters


  • Health Perceptions of Children with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
    Jenkins PC, Rosenberg MC, Gonzalez PK, Pediatric Research, 1/1/2005
  • Characterization of ADP Ribosyl Cyclase Activity in SH-SY5Y Cells
    Gonzalez, PK, Heneghan, JF, Honeyman, TW, Dobner, PR and Rittenhouse, AR, Soc Neurosci, 1/1/2000
  • Biophysical Comparison of Two L-type Calcium Channel Agonists
    Gonzalez, PK and Rittenhouse, AR, J Gen Physiol, 1/1/1998
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  • Opioids Through the Ages: Caring for Children and Families in the Wake of the Opioid Crisis 
    National Conference & Exhibition 2019 - American Academy of Pediatrics - New Orleans, LA - 10/25/2019
  • Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program 
    VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN - 1/1/2015
  • Cannabis, Opioids, and Youth 
    St. Louis, MO - 1/1/2015
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  • Health Benefits of School Breakfast 
    Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger, Vermont Public Television
    Wilder, VT - 1/1/2004
  • Effects of Chronic Corticosterone Exposure on Spatial Memory in Rats 
    Gonzalez, PK, Bates College
    Lewiston, ME - 1/1/1989

Press Mentions

  • Substance Use Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment
    Substance Use Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to TreatmentJuly 1st, 2016
  • AAP: New Laws Do Not Denote Marijuana Use as Benign
    AAP: New Laws Do Not Denote Marijuana Use as BenignFebruary 27th, 2017
  • Counseling Parents and Teens About Marijuana Use in the Era of Legalization of Marijuana
    Counseling Parents and Teens About Marijuana Use in the Era of Legalization of MarijuanaMarch 1st, 2017
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  • Chairperson, American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Substance Use and Prevention 2019 - Present
  • Core Project Team Member, AAP Practice Improvement to Address Adolescent Substance Use 2015 - Present
  • Member, Governor's Task Force, Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program 2014 - Present
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Substance Abuse 2011 - 2017

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