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Dr. Mark Calarco

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Dr. Mark Calarco
American Addiction Centers (AAC)

American Addiction Centers (AAC) is the leading provider for addiction treatment across the U.S. specializing in evidence-based treatment and mental health care.

At AAC, we aim to treat the whole person, which includes those with co-occurring mental health disorders, physical illnesses, or social issues related to addiction treatment.

About

Dr. Mark Calarco served as the national medical director for American Addiction Centers (AAC) from 2013 to 2018. With the addition of Dr. Lawrence Weinstein, who assumed that position in August 2018, he has been appointed national medical director for clinical diagnostics. In this position, he works closely with Addiction Labs to conduct medical and laboratory research as well as develop innovative products and services that will improve patient outcomes. Calarco brings more than 25 years of experience to the role, including a background in family and emergency medicine. As a child, Calarco developed an interest in health care and a passion for helping others after losing his brother due to a medical error. He went on to attend medical school and to become a family physician. Today, his commitment to clinical excellence and serving those in need has never been stronger as he leads a team of providers who are transforming lives every day. Calarco is also a thought leader in the addiction industry and an established researcher. In 2017, he led two original studies at AAC with the findings presented to the American Academy of Addiction Psychology. His talents also include speaking five languages – Spanish, French, German, Japanese, and Italian.

Credentials

  • BA
  • Biology
  • University of California
  • Santa Cruz BA
  • Psychology
  • University of California
  • Berkeley DO
  • Chicago’s Midwestern University College of Osteopathic Medicine MBA
  • Arizona State University Advanced Studies Certification in Addiction Medicine (AOAAM) Board Certified – American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians Board Certified – American Board of Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine Certified Physician Executive– American Association for Physician Leadership Certified Medical Review Officer COLA Certified Laboratory Director
American Addiction Centers (AAC)

American Addiction Centers (AAC) is the leading provider for addiction treatment across the U.S. specializing in evidence-based treatment and mental health care.

At AAC, we aim to treat the whole person, which includes those with co-occurring mental health disorders, physical illnesses, or social issues related to addiction treatment.