As Vice President of Medical Services and Medical Director at Caron Treatment Centers, Dr. Joseph Garbely oversees all medical treatment at Caron’s Pennsylvania facility including detoxification and medicine related interventions. He collaborates on medical research, Caron’s Older Adult Program, as well as, Caron’s Chronic Pain and Healthcare Professionals Programs. Dr. Garbely also oversees the Spiritual Care team at Caron.
Dr. Garbely previously served as the Associate Medical Director at Caron and has been in the field of addiction medicine for more than 10 years. Dr. Garbely received his board certifications through the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Garbely has an extensive background in treating addicted individuals, including healthcare professionals, executives, and pilots who suffer from substance use disorders. He has also worked to develop innovative treatment programs for psychiatric patients involving a 12-Step philosophy.
Dr. Garbely considers it a critical part of his personal and professional mission to remain a fixture in medical school classrooms and has been involved in medical education for 25 years. During his tenure at Caron, Dr. Garbely has spearheaded a high-level initiative to educate and train doctors about addiction treatment. He works closely with The Addiction Medicine Foundation and established the Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program, partnering with Reading Hospital, Department of Family and Community Medicine. As the Addiction Medicine Fellowship Director, Dr. Garbely is eminently involved in educating the next generation of addiction treatment professionals. Dr. Garbely is a member of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship Directors Association.
Dr. Garbely is a Clinical Associate Professor at Penn State College of Medicine as well as a member of the medical staff at Reading Hospital. Dr. Garbely has won multiple teaching awards on the local and national level, including the American Psychiatric Association’s Helen Ruske, MD Award for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching.