Dr. Angelo Asheh
As the physician for the Keele Center, Dr. Angelo Asheh oversees medical care for Keele Center patients and addresses physical and behavioral health issues. He uses evidence-based, holistic practices including medication-assisted treatment (MAT) as well as other proven methods of addressing the physical and mental health effects of addiction.
Dr. Asheh uses a “whole person” approach to his treatment, taking physical, emotional, spiritual, and social health into account. Having worked in the emergency room, Dr. Asheh saw firsthand how addiction affects every aspect of people’s lives. A recent research study he led, published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine in January 2023, on how childhood trauma contributes to addiction and overdose in adulthood highlights the importance of screening for adverse childhood experiences and overdose when assessing patients for treatment.
As an addiction medicine specialist, he is delighted to contribute to the transformation that occurs in treatment, from improved physical and mental health to restored relationships and careers.
In addition to his work at Caron, he is a voluntary clinical professor of medicine at the University of California San Diego. Prior to coming to Caron in 2023, Dr. Asheh served as an addiction medicine specialist at a health care facility and mental health physician at several health care centers in California. He was also the founder and chief medical officer of a wellness institute.
Dr. Asheh is a dual-board certified addiction medicine specialist. He completed his subspecialty training in addiction medicine/psychiatry at Loma Linda University in conjunction with Yale University and the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP).
As a fellow, he received the prestigious REACH scholarship through Yale University and AAAP to expand his knowledge in recognizing and eliminating disparities in addiction. Dr. Asheh finished his residency at the University of California San Diego and did training in anesthesiology and an internal medicine internship at the University of Connecticut. Prior to becoming a physician, he was an emergency medicine physician assistant.