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Speaker: Mark Hurst, M.D., Medical Director, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Mark Hurst, MD, is medical director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), where he provides leadership for clinical services at all of the state’s regional psychiatric hospitals and community-based organizations. Dr. Hurst is board certified in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry and has, throughout his career, has advocated for the adoption of evidence-based practices such as integrated treatment for substance abuse and mental illness, suicide prevention, modern psychopharmacology, and trauma informed care as a way to maximize recovery on an individualized basis. Throughout his career, Dr. Hurst has served in a number of positions in public psychiatry, including chief of psychiatry at the Columbus VA outpatient clinic; medical director of Ohio State University Psychiatric Healthcare; and director of the Harding Addiction Recovery Center in Columbus. He has been on the faculty of The Ohio State University Department of Psychiatry since 1989 and has received numerous teaching awards. He has published on multiple topics in psychiatry, addiction treatment, and psychopharmacology and has made numerous presentations on these topics locally, regionally, and nationally. Dr. Hurst is a graduate of Muskingum College and the Medical College of Ohio and completed his psychiatry residency training at the University of Michigan and Ohio State University. He has been honored with listing in the Midwest edition of “Best Doctors in America” since 1995.
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761 Overview of Addiction: The Challenges, Ohio’s Approach and Available Resources Fri., Mar. 11 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

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