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Joe Garbely

Dr. Joseph Garbely

Vice President of Medical Services and Medical Director
Areas of Expertise: Addiction, Mental Health, Medication Assisted Treatment, Treatment Innovation, Research, Families, Co-occurring issues, Seniors, Detoxification, Heroin, Prescription Drug addiction

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. He is Board-certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, and Internal Medicine and 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 has worked closely with The Addiction Medicine Foundation, formally American Board of Addiction Medicine to establish a year-long Addiction Medicine fellowship program, partnering with Reading Hospital. 

He is a Clinical Associate Professor at Penn State University, Hershey School of Medicine as well as faculty at Reading Hospital. As the Addiction Medicine Fellowship Director, Dr. Garbely will be eminently involved in educating the next generation of addiction treatment professionals.

Dr. Garbely also co-founded The Center for Professional Development, which is responsible for the mental healthcare of many university School of Medicine and Post-Baccalaureate students. He 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.  He is also a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.