TUCSON, AZ--(Marketwired - Aug 19, 2014) - Sierra Tucson, an international leader in the treatment of addictions, eating disorders, mood disorders, complex pain management, and trauma/PTSD, has announced the appointment of Dr. Michael V. Genovese to medical director. As the new medical director, Genovese will work with Sierra Tucson's clinical and medical teams to ensure patients receive best practice treatments that deliver better outcomes. 

"Dr. Genovese is respected in the mental health community and his clinical expertise aligns with Sierra Tucson's mission to be at the forefront of providing cutting edge behavioral health and addiction services," said Dr. Phil Herschman, Interim Executive Director at Sierra Tucson and Chief Clinical Officer at CRC Health Group, parent company of Sierra Tucson.

Before joining Sierra Tucson, Genovese co-founded the Long Island Mind and Body, an integrative practice in Garden City, New York, that focuses on mood and anxiety disorders, insomnia, addiction, and medico-legal issues. He serves as a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and The American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. 

Genovese was a Fellow in the department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. He completed his adult psychiatry residency training at the University of Connecticut. Prior to attending medical school, Genovese earned a law degree at The University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is also a member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP).

With a unique background in both law and medicine, Genovese is a respected consultant on mental health and behavioral health topics by multiple organizations, school districts, and for private industry and he is a member of the Professional Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Nassau County Bar Association. He is Of Counsel to the Law Offices of Sullivan and Sullivan, LLP, and he is a member of the New York Bar Association. A well-known lecturer on topics such as psychopharmacology, pharmacogenomics, and neuromodulation, Genovese teaches resident physicians and medical students at Winthrop University Hospital.

About Sierra Tucson
Since its inception in 1983, Sierra Tucson has become an international leader in the treatment of addictions, eating disorders, mood disorders, pain management, and trauma/PTSD. A fully licensed Level 1 Special Hospital and Level 2 Behavioral Health Residential Treatment Center, Sierra Tucson is known for its holistic, bio-psycho-social-spiritual treatment approach and expertise in treating co-occurring disorders. Individualized treatment plans incorporate 12-Step philosophy, a wide variety of innovative and integrative therapies, a Family Program, and a combination of Western and Eastern Medicine practices. Dually accredited by The Joint Commission, Sierra Tucson employs full-time physicians as a key part of its multidisciplinary treatment team. Located on 160 acres at the foot of the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona, this exceptional facility offers a beautiful, natural healing environment and the highest level of confidentiality. For more information about Sierra Tucson and its programs, call 800-842-4487.

Sierra Tucson is a program of CRC Health Group, the nation's largest and most comprehensive network of specialized behavioral health and addiction services. CRC offers the largest array of personalized treatment options, allowing individuals, families, and professionals to choose the most appropriate treatment setting for their behavioral, addiction, weight management and therapeutic education needs. CRC is committed to making its services widely and easily available, while maintaining a passion for delivering advanced treatment. Since 1995, CRC programs have helped individuals and families reclaim and enrich their lives. 

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Media contact:
Betsy Roberts
LFPR (for Sierra Tucson)
949-502-6200 ext. 321