Joseph Garbely, D.O., DFASAM, FAPA, is the medical director of Brookdale Premier Addiction Recovery. He is an internist, board-certified psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist. He has board certifications in internal medicine, psychiatry and addiction medicine. With 25 years of experience in addiction medicine, Dr. Garbely has an extensive background in treating substance use disorder (SUD) particularly for those with demanding careers, such as healthcare professionals, executives and pilots.
Before coming to Brookdale, Dr. Garbely served as the addiction medicine fellowship program director, executive vice president of medical services and chief medical officer at Caron Treatment Centers in Pennsylvania. He graduated with his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1990. Additionally, he is a clinical associate professor at Penn State College of Medicine; an adjunct clinical associate professor at Drexel University College of Medicine; a distinguished fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM); the chairman of the Physician in Training Committee of the ASAM; an ex-officio member of the ASAM Board of Directors; and a member of the American College of Academic Addiction Medicine. Among his many achievements, Dr. Garbely has won numerous teaching awards on a local and national level, including the American Psychiatric Association’s Helen Ruske, M.D. Award for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching.
Dr. Garbely enjoys playing the drums, painting and drawing. He played rugby for over 20 years and is proud of his accomplishments in the sport. He considers his position at Brookdale as being a team captain, guiding his team to victory so Brookdale can help as many patients as possible.