Itai Danovitch

Dr. Danovitch is the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. His research is focused on the treatment of substance use disorders and the integration of medical and mental health services, and has research funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). He is the author of over 60 articles and book chapters, and co-editor of two books on substance use disorders. Dr. Danovitch is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and Past President of the California Society of Addiction Medicine. He has also served on multiple corporate boards. In 2016 he was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to serve as a Commissioner on the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. He earned his bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, MD from UCLA, and MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.