Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Clinical Services
MD, FAPA, FASAM
Dr. Chern is a fellow of both the American Psychiatric Association and American Society of Addiction Medicine, and is serving his second term as president-elect to the Arizona Society of ASAM. He is triple board certified with diplomate status in the specialties of Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and in the specialty of Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Chern received his post-graduate training from Montefiore Medical Center of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and St Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. He is a relentless advocate for people receiving services, and actively supports initiatives to reduce stigma and increase treatment availability for mental health and substance related disorders. Dr. Chern was a field reviewer for the ASAM Patient Placement Criteria and also serves as an ambassador for the National Health Service Corps working to promote staffing of healthcare professional shortage areas (HPSA) in Arizona. He is currently collaborating with ASU Department of Biomedical Informatics on a 5-year NIMH research study investigating consent strategies for patients with behavioral health conditions.