Dr. McGovern is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School. He joined the PRC in 2001 after 15 years on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Medical School. Dr. McGovern specializes in the treatment of substance use disorders and practices through the Department of Psychiatry at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He has studied and published widely in the area of addiction treatment services research. He has conducted projects in a variety of settings including inner city detoxification programs, community mental health centers, state psychiatric hospitals, academic medical centers, office-based practices, and in private specialty treatment programs. Dr. McGovern has worked extensively with special populations including impaired health care professionals, and he has worked with the National Football League's Program for Substance Abuse since its inception in 1995. He has also conducted training and research in the assessment and treatment of the dual-diagnosis patient in both psychiatric and addiction treatment systems. At the PRC, Dr. McGovern's interests are in treatment system improvement and greater specificity in the care of persons suffering from substance use problems.
Last Updated: 9/17/08