Joseph Garbely, DO, FASAM - Medical Director and Vice President of Medical Services
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 senior 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 Health System.