Psychiatrists

William Julio, MD, DFAPA

Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry


Dr. William Julio has a medical degree from Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine in Bayamón. He completed a rotating internship and a residency in General Psychiatry at Cabrini Medical Center / Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, New York and was Chief Resident.

Subsequently, he completed a sub-specialty in Geriatric Psychiatry at Saint Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center / New York Medical College. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Disability Analysts and of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology, certified in Psychiatry with added qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry. He was also elected by the board of directors of the American Psychiatric Association to be a distinguished fellow of the same.

Dr. Julio is a member and has been president of several professional associations, including the Academy of Psychiatry of Puerto Rico and the Association of Psychiatrists of the Bayamón Region. In addition, he has been active in the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. Currently, he is the president of the Puerto Rico Psychiatric Society, District Branch of the APA.

Dr. William Julio has participated in numerous conferences and scientific symposiums as a lecturer and is involved in clinical research projects in the areas of Generalized Anxiety Disorders, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorders, Bipolarity and Neurocognitive Disorders, due to Alzheimer's or Parkinson’s Disease.


Sylma Batista, MD

Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry


Dr. Sylma Batista obtained her medical degree at Universidad Central del Caribe, School of Medicine, in Bayamón, P.R. She obtained her internship in Psychiatry at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson.

She fulfilled her residency in General Psychiatry and a sub specialty in "Latino Psychiatry" and in Geriatric Psychiatry at Saint Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center / New York Medical College.

Dr. Batista also participated in the "Comprehensive HIV Center-Mental Health Program" of Saint Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center / New York Medical College. Currently, she has thirteen years in practice and is a member and clinical coordinator of the Association of Psychiatrists of the Bayamón Region.


Ingrid Casas Dolz, MD

Psychiatry of Children and Adolescents


Dr. Ingrid Casas Dolz is a psychiatrist with 9 years of practice. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus where she obtained her doctorate degree in Medicine, as well as a specialty in General Psychiatry and sub-specialty in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

She is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General Psychiatry and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is past president of the Puerto Rican Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and past vice president of the Puerto Rico Academy of Psychiatry.

In addition, she is Assistant Professor of the Department of Medical Sciences and is part of the medical faculty of the First Hospital Panamericano. Dr. Ingrid Casas has participated in numerous symposiums/congresses as a speaker.


Dra. Caroline Toro, MD

General Psychiatry


Dr. Caroline Toro-Ruiz obtained her Bachelor at the Mayagüez University Campus with a concentration in Industrial Microbiology. She graduated from San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in Caguas.

She completed her internship at the Veterans Hospital of San Juan and her specialty in Psychiatry at the Veterans Hospital / Ponce Health Sciences University where she had the opportunity to act as Chief Resident during her senior year. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General Psychiatry.

She is currently part of the medical faculty of the Hospital Panamericano and is an Assistant Professor in the Medical Sciences Campus of the University of Puerto Rico.

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