Wesley Sowers, MD - University of Massachusetts Medical School

Wesley Sowers, MD
Wesley Sowers is currently the Medical Director for the Office of Behavioral Health in
the Department of Human Services of Allegheny County, PA. He is Clinical Associate
Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Director of the
Center for Public Service Psychiatry there and its associated fellowship program. He is
board certified in Adult Psychiatry with sub-specialty certifications in Addiction and
Administrative Psychiatry. He is the Immediate Past President of the American
Association of Community Psychiatrists and has served on the Board of Directors of that
organization since 1988. He is on the Board of Directors of the American Association of
Psychiatric Administrators and a member of several other professional organizations. He
is Addiction Section Editor for the Community Mental Health Journal and is currently the
Chair of Scientific Program Committee of the APA’s Institute on Psychiatric Services.
Clinically, he has extensive experience in the provision of treatment and services to
special populations such as homeless men and women, criminal offenders, sexual
minorities, and substance users. He has made numerous presentations and written
extensively about these areas of interest. He is the co-director of the Recovery to Practice
curriculum development grant from SAMHSA to the APA and the American Association
of Community Psychiatrists. He has also served abroad as Medical Director for
organizations in El Salvador and Sudan. He is graduate of Brown University and the
Northwestern University Medical School and completed residencies at the Cook County
Hospital and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. He has
a wife, two daughters (6 & 12), one cat, and an overly ambitious garden. He loves to
play tennis, ski, and read fiction and he is trying to learn to play guitar again.