Robert M. Anthenelli, M.D. • Director
Robert M. Anthenelli, M.D. earned his baccalaureate degree from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA and his M.D. degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After graduating medical school, he completed his internship in internal medicine at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Anthenelli did residency training in psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine and VA San Diego. Additional post-doctoral training included a 2-year fellowship in addiction psychiatry research that was funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs. He was formerly a Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine where he founded and directed the Center for Treatment, Research & Education in Addictive Disorders and the Addiction Sciences Division. Dr. Anthenelli is now Professor and Vice Chair for VA Affairs in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine where he directs the Pacific Treatment and Research Center. He also serves as the Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health at the VA San Diego Healthcare System.