Iliana Ortega

Clinical Associate Professor


Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

M.D. (Doctor of Medicine)

BCP (Board Certified in Psychiatry)

LMCC (Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada)

Contact information


Office: 403.955.8942

Preferred method of communication

Administrative Assistant
Nancy Colp
Phone: 403.944.1298

Research and teaching

Research activities

Dr. Ortega is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry with the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. She is a consultant for various outpatient clinics in Calgary. 

Dr. Ortega is the Lead, Community Outreach and Education for The Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education, and performs as Research Coordinator for the Child and Adolescent Subspecialty program.  

Dr. Ortega's research interests lie in transdiagnostic work focused on complex cases with severe emotional dysregulation and suicidality in young people. 


Dr. Ortega completed her training as a General Psychiatrist at the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery in Mexico City; she then pursued a fellowship in International Psychiatry at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. In June 2017, she completed her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training at the University of Calgary and right after that she joined as a staff member with the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.