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CHR’s Medical Director, Dr. Steven Madonick, is New President of Connecticut Psychiatric Society

Dr. Steven Madonick, Medical Director at Community Health Resources (CHR), the state’s most comprehensive, nonprofit behavioral health agency, was recently named President of the Connecticut Psychiatric Society, an organization of psychiatrists who work to ensure access to humane care and effective treatment for people with mental illnesses.

“Dr. Madonick is a leader, innovator and healthcare advocate who is always working to meet the needs of the state’s most vulnerable individuals. We are so proud of his involvement with the CPS and look forward to his many accomplishments as president,” said Heather Gates, President and CEO of CHR.

At CHR, Dr. Madonick is part of the Executive Leadership Team and has oversight for a growing practice of psychiatrists and nurse practitioners. In addition, he is active with system-wide efforts focused on combatting the opioid use crisis, preventing suicide and integrating primary care and behavioral healthcare. Dr. Madonick has strong clinical expertise in emerging psychosis among young adults and medication management for people of all ages. In addition, he is an advocate for expanded telehealth services to increase access to care and decrease the stigma that is still associated with seeking mental health treatment.

Dr. Madonick is a graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton and the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. He completed his residency training in psychiatry with the New York University School of Medicine and a postdoctoral research Fellowship with Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Madonick has held positions with the Connecticut VA Healthcare System, Connecticut Mental Health Center, Yale Behavioral Health, Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital as a staff psychiatrist and as Medical Director for Young Adult Services.

He has held Assistant Professor of Psychiatry positions with Yale University School of Medicine and the UConn School of Medicine and is a current member of the American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association, and International Early Psychosis Association.

About CHR: CHR is the state’s most comprehensive, nonprofit behavioral healthcare agency and the only agency in the state to meet all rigorous federal criteria as a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). Now offering telehealth services, CHR offers a range of services for people of all ages whose lives have been touched by mental illness, addictions and trauma. Learn more at





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