Dr. Paulo Negro, Medical Advisor

Paulo J. Negro, MD PhD, is a highly experienced physician who is Board Certified both in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine and is a recognized leader in the treatment of mental health and addiction. Indeed, in the course of his career, Dr. Negro has held clinical and administrative leadership positions at several renowned medical, addiction and behavioral health institutions— including serving as the Chief Medical Officer of the Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers and as Director of Behavioral Services at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.

While serving in the latter capacity, he was responsible for the research collaboration between the Internal Research Program of the National Institute of Mental Health and Suburban Hospital.

In the course of his career, Dr. Negro has treated thousands of patients suffering from substance use addiction as well as a variety of anxiety, mood and behavioral health conditions. In doing so, he has combined psychopharmacological treatment with Cognitive Behavorial Therapy to maximize beneficial patient outcomes, while offering thoughtful, compassionate care to his patients throughout the process.

Dr. Negro has considerable experience in both prescribing and withdrawing patients from psychiatric medications. He provides exquisitely detailed psychiatric assessments and second opinions addressing the complexity of the individual as a whole, including stepwise, targeted treatment recommendations. Dr. Negro is respected by both colleagues and patients alike for his keen diagnostic skills, open mind, and the ability to integrate medication treatment with non-medication interventions.

Dr. Negro earned his MD and PhD at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He completed psychiatric residencies in both Brazil and at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, as well as a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and has trained numerous medical and psychiatric residents as well as nurse practitioners,. .

Dr. Negro is a scholar on human consciousness. He conducted research on altered states of consciousness in religious experiences. He addressed the most difficult problem of neuroscience and philosophy and published the peer reviewed book “A Blueprint for the Hard Problem of Consciousness: Potential States, Strange Loops and the realization of information from cells to human consciousness.

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