Known as one of the country’s foremost authorities on substance abuse and addiction, Dr. Harold Urschel is the author of the The New York Times best seller, “Healing the Addicted Brain.” He is a coveted speaker on substance abuse and the latest treatments of the chronic brain disease of addiction on both the local and national stage.
As co-founder and chief medical strategist for one of the finest residential and outpatient treatment programs in the nation, Dr. Urschel works with Enterhealth’s team of medical experts in the field of addiction, including its physicians, nurses, psychiatrists and licensed therapists, to implement the most advanced, science-based treatment protocols grounded in the latest NIH research, incorporating pharmacotherapy into client-centered treatment plans that address the psychological, spiritual and relational aspects of addiction.
Recognized by industry publications, peers, national talk show hosts and even competitors for his comprehensive approach to treating addiction and his determination to educate families and industry cohorts, Dr. Urschel has spent more than 20 years in addiction psychiatry, neurology and brain research, and has served as principal investigator on more than 25 clinical research studies exploring innovative addiction and psychiatric treatments. He has held leadership roles with some of the top hospitals in Dallas/Fort Worth, including Baylor Health Care System, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and St. Paul University Hospitals/UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Dr. Urschel graduated from Princeton University for his undergraduate training, and from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania for his graduate medical training. Dr. Urschel is currently certified in both addiction and general psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He also earned a Master’s in Management Administration from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.