Lourdes Jeannette Chahin has been a psychiatrist with Caron Renaissance since 2012. Passionate about helping her patients, Dr. Chahin fully embraces Caron’s philosophy as a pathway to hope for people struggling with substance use disorder and/or mental illness. “In medical school, they teach you that once the brain is addicted, there is no hope,” she says. “At Caron, I have learned that there is hope.”
Her belief in a multimodal, body-mind-spirit approach gives her patients the personalized treatment that is most effective for them. She is committed to an efficient and safe therapeutic experience, using the very best medications needed to complement, rather than substitute for, treatment. Dr. Chahin is a strong advocate for Caron Renaissance’s approach to treatment, “I love what we do and how we do it.”
Before joining Caron, Dr. Chahin worked in private practice, primarily treating children, teens, and their families. She has been licensed in New York, Georgia, Florida, and Puerto Rico. She completed her psychiatric residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in 1994 and a child and adolescent fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1996.
Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, she graduated from medical school from Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena. She is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is working toward becoming a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Her poem, The Art of Prescribing, was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in December 2018.