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Dr. Joseph Garbely

Dr. Joseph Garbely
Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, Medical Research and Education
Areas of Expertise:
Addiction, Mental Health, Medication-assisted Treatment, Treatment Innovation, Leadership, Substance Use Disorders

As Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of Medical Research and Education, Dr. Garbely fosters the Research Center’s national reputation and prominence by expanding Caron’s partnerships with other medical research institutions and developing relationships with other researchers.

In addition, he directs Caron’s Medical Education efforts and advocates for Caron and individuals with SUD on a national level while advising the executive team, board of trustees, clinical and medical teams on the latest medical advancements in substance use disorder and medical issues at Caron. His role includes oversight of the Healthcare Professionals Program and the Chronic Pain Program as well as the Neurocognitive Services, Psychology, Research, Detoxification, and Medical Management Programs.

During his tenure at Caron, Dr. Garbely spearheaded a high-level initiative to educate and train physicians in addiction medicine through the establishment of the Resident Training Program at Caron Pennsylvania. Dr. Garbely established an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program at Caron Pennsylvania and Reading Hospital. As the Addiction Medicine Fellowship director, Dr. Garbely is a member of the American College of Academic Addiction Medicine. He is also a clinical associate professor at Penn State College of Medicine, an adjunct associate professor at Stony Brook School of Medicine, and a member of the medical staff at Reading Hospital.

Dr. Garbely is the chairman of the Physician in Training Committee of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), an ex-officio member of the ASAM Board, and a distinguished Fellow of ASAM. Dr. Garbely received his board certifications through the American Board of Preventative Medicine, Addiction Medicine Subspecialty; the American Board of Internal Medicine; the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; and the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

Prior to his current position, Dr. Garbely served as the vice president of medical services and medical director of Caron Pennsylvania. With 20 years of addiction medicine experience, Dr. Garbely has an extensive background in treating substance use disorders, including substance use disorders in healthcare professionals, executives, and pilots. He has worked to develop treatment programs for psychiatric patients involving a 12-Step philosophy. Dr. Garbely has won teaching awards on the local and national level, including the American Psychiatric Association’s Helen Ruske, MD Award for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching.

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