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J. Calvin Chatlos, Jr., MD, Named Medical Director of The Retreat at Princeton

Feb 22, 2008

Princeton HealthCare System is pleased to announce that J. Calvin Chatlos, Jr., MD, has been named Medical Director of The Retreat at Princeton. Dr. Chatlos is Board Certified in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry and addiction psychiatry and is certified by ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine).The Retreat at Princeton is an innovative, 28-day alcohol and drug treatment rehabilitation program designed for executives, professionals and other high-functioning adults that opened in May, 2007 at the main campus of Princeton House Behavioral Health.
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Most recently, Dr. Chatlos served as a psychiatrist for Princeton House Behavioral Health at its North Brunswick site, working with children and adolescents, and as the attending psychiatrist at The Retreat.  He is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Dr. Chatlos has been practicing in New Jersey since 1985 and co-authored the book, Crack: What You Should Know About the Cocaine Epidemic in 1987. Dr. Chatlos was one of the first members of the NJ Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in 1989 which developed the Statewide Municipal Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse program. He has served as a consultant to the NJ Division of Child Behavioral Health Services during the reorganization of NJ Child Welfare Services.

He received a B.A. in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and his M.D. degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed postdoctoral training in internal medicine at Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland; in pediatrics at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, Bronx, New York; in general psychiatry at Bellevue Hospital-New York University Medical Center, New York, NY; and in child and adolescent psychiatry at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY.

Dr. Chatlos is a Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He has written professional articles and book chapters on adolescent substance abuse and dual diagnosis. He speaks frequently on adolescent chemical dependency and psychiatric disorders, dual diagnosis, addiction prevention, spirituality, and the transformation process and ethical issues.  He lives with his wife Kimberly and their two children in Old Bridge, New Jersey.