Stephen M Delisi, MD
Prior to joining the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies as the Assistant Dean, Dr. Delisi served as the Midwest Regional Medical Director for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Dr. Delisi graduated in 2001 from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, and served as chief resident in the Psychiatric Residency Program. He also participated in a Neuroscience Research Fellowship from Loyola University in Chicago and was awarded a NARSAD Young Investigator Award. Prior to joining the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, he held positions as director of Psychiatric Services at Rush Behavioral Health-DuPage and associate director of the Psychiatric Residency Program at Rush.
His fields of interest include psychopharmacology, assessment and treatment of co-occurring substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health disorders, neurobiology of addiction, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression and addiction. He is board certified by both the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He is also a graduate of the St. Thomas University Physician Leadership College.
In his career, Dr. Delisi has co-authored numerous presentations and published abstracts, many of which focus on mindfulness-based treatment. He has also co-authored three publications, two of which are supported by the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD).