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David Baron, D.O., M.Ed.

David Baron, D.O., M.Ed.

Member, RiverMend Health Scientific Advisory Board

Professor, University of Southern California & Director of USC Sports Medicine

My Clinical Expertise:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Performance Enhancing Drugs
  • Psychiatry
  • Exercise & Recovery

Dr. David Baron is currently a Professor of Psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California, Director, and Global Center for Exercise, Psychiatry and Sports at USC and Adjunct Professor at the USC School of Cinema-Television. Dr. Baron is currently working on cutting edge research on Traumatic Brain Injuries funded by the NFL.

Dr. Baron received his M.Ed. from USC, and trained in bioethics at Georgetown University and NIH. Additionally, he was the NIMH bioethics representative at NIH.

Dr. David Baron’s past experience includes:

  • Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Temple University School of Medicine
  • Deputy Clinical Director, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • Director, Medical Student and Residency Education, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • President, American College of Neuropsychiatrists
  • NIH Representative, Alcohol Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration, Office of Education
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal American College of Neuropsychiatrists
  • Chief, Psychiatric Services, Kenneth Norris Cancer Hospital and Research Institute

In addition, Dr. Baron has over eighty publications, authored or co-authored 12 books and has over four hundred domestic, national and international speaking engagements.

While Chairman, of Psychiatry at Temple University he headed the Physician Health Program for the State of Pennsylvania. Dr. Baron created a model addiction treatment program for Temple University in the Pocono Mountains.

  • Professor, Psychiatry, Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California
  • Director, and Global Center for Exercise, Psychiatry and Sports at USC
  • Adjunct Professor, USC School of Cinema-Television
  • Researcher, Traumatic Brain Injuries, funded by NFL
  • M.Ed. from USC, and trained in bioethics at Georgetown University and NIH
  • Author over 80 publications
  • Author/Co-Author 12 books
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Temple University School of Medicine
  • Deputy Clinical Director, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • Director, Medical Student and Residency Education, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • President, American College of Neuropsychiatrists
  • NIH Representative, Alcohol Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration, Office of Education
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal American College of Neuropsychiatrists
  • Chief, Psychiatric Services, Kenneth Norris Cancer Hospital and Research Institute

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