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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

Dr. Garbely is the Chief Medical Officer and the Executive Vice President for Medical Strategy, Education and Research at Caron Treatment Centers. He is also the Program Director for the Tower Health (Caron-Reading Hospital) Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program.

Dr. Garbely spearheaded a high-level initiative to train physicians in Addiction Medicine through the establishment of the Resident Training Program at Caron Pennsylvania. He also established an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program at Caron Pennsylvania and Reading Hospital. Dr. Garbely is a member of the American College of Academic Addiction Medicine and a Clinical Associate Professor at Penn State College of Medicine. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Drexel University College of Medicine and a member of the medical staff at Reading Hospital (Tower Health).

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. He received his board certifications through the American Board of Preventive Medicine, (Addiction Medicine Subspecialty), the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Prior to his current position, Dr. Garbely served as the Vice President of Medical Services and Medical Director of Caron Pennsylvania. With over two and a half decades 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 a myriad of teaching awards on the local and national level, including the American Psychiatric Association’s Helen Ruske, MD Award for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching.

Media & Commentary

Mar 09, 2020

How Caron Stays Prepared

By Joseph Garbely, D.O., DFASAM

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