57 North Street

Suite 419
Danbury, Connecticut 06810

About Dr. Gelinas

Dr. Gelinas is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc., and has earned board certifications in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He serves as founder and medical director of Family Study Center, Inc., a private, outpatient, comprehensive psychiatric and counseling practice, in Danbury, CT. Over the past ten years or more, Dr. Gelinas has led over 500 scientific presentations to pediatricians, family doctors, internists, neurologists, nurses, mental health providers, and school personnel, in regard to state of the art of psychiatric diagnosis, formulation, and treatment, including psychopharmacology. Dr. Gelinas enjoys an edifying collegial relationship with the special education and special services personnel of area schools, and, over the past 20 years, has prepared hundreds of written psychiatric evaluations with recommendations in an effort to serve students and their families, as well as school planning and placement teams.

Education, Training and Credentials

Dr. Gelinas grew up in Eastchester, NY, and graduated from Horace Mann School in Riverdale, The Bronx, NY, where he served as president of his senior class.  After high school, he attended and graduated from University of Pennsylvania, where he earned my Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Biological Basis of Behavior in 1984.  For the next two years, he served as a high school science teacher and coach at Avon Old Farms School in Avon, CT.  After leaving Avon, he earned a Master of Science (MS) degree in Physiology from Georgetown University in 1987, where served as vice-president of his graduate school class.
In 1987, Dr. Gelinas enrolled in medical school at State University of New York at Buffalo – School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.  After obtaining his medical degree (MD) in 1991, he completed his residency training in Psychiatry, as well as subspecialty training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Living/University of Connecticut consortium of hospitals in Hartford, Farmington, and Newington, CT.  During his residency years, he served as chief administrative resident and president of the residents’ council, and also presented a scientific paper at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatry Association in San Francisco in 1993.