NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., July 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amen Clinics, Inc. announce the appointment of Robert R. Johnson, DO, to National Medical Director, who will oversee medical staff, program development, and assist with marketing and business development.
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Throughout his 25-year career, Dr. Robert R. Johnson has built psychiatric systems that successfully treat complex patients, including serving as Medical Director at the world-renowned Sierra Tucson, a premier treatment center for addictions, mental and behavioral health disorders. Dr. Johnson also served as Senior Medical Director at College Hospital for 10 years, helping it become one of the busiest psychiatric hospitals in Orange County. Dr. Johnson's track record of program, leadership, and business development has garnered significant industry recognition.
Board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, Dr. Johnson has also provided Behavioral Health consulting for public and private mental health organizations, and is a Certified Executive Coach who has worked with leaders in companies such as Rockwell International, Sony, Disney, and the US Olympic Committee.
Dr. Johnson received his Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and served his residency at the Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, where he was Chief Resident. He also earned Bachelors' degrees in Biological Sciences and Psychology from the University of California, Irvine.
"We are very excited to have Dr. Johnson lead Amen Clinics into the future," said Dr. Amen, who remains CEO and Founder of Amen Clinics as well as being a notable award-winning psychiatrist, neuroscientist and authority on brain imaging. "Dr. Johnson brings an outstanding mix of experience with leading medical staffs and the provision of excellent patient care."
Dr. Johnson said, "I am thrilled to have the opportunity within a national, multi-site outpatient clinic setting to bring both a hands-on clinical role to the process of serving patients, and developing the people and processes within those systems," said Dr. Johnson, who will work from Amen Clinics headquarters in Newport Beach, California.
Dr. Johnson said his goal is to nurture an environment "where clinicians and family members can refer patients with confidence knowing the staff care deeply, and draw from both established and emerging methods to bring healing to those struggling with psychiatric conditions."
Amen Clinics, Inc. (ACI) specialize in accurate diagnoses and targeted treatment of a broad spectrum of brain and behavioral health issues. Daniel G. Amen, M.D. founded ACI in 1989 and today has locations in Newport Beach, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, Washington D.C. and New York City. Dr. Amen is a physician, child and adult psychiatrist, and brain-imaging specialist. Dr. Amen has also authored more than 30 books, eight New York Times best-sellers, and helped raise more than $40 million for public television.
More information about the services provided to anyone seeking psychiatric care and brain health is available at www.amenclinics.com or by calling (888) 564-2700.
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