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Jasleen Chhatwal, MBBS, MD, CPE, DFAPA

Chief Medical Officer; Director of Mood Recovery Program

Jasleen Chhatwal, MBBS, MD, serves as Chief Medical Officer and Director of the Mood Disorders Program at Sierra Tucson. She is a board-certified psychiatrist, integrative medicine, and addiction medicine physician with experience treating complex mental health disorders in inpatient, residential, and outpatient settings. She is intentional in treating the whole person, using psychotherapy, allopathic, neuro-therapeutic, integrative, evidence-based, and evidence-informed treatments. She believes each individual has a unique, authentic story and is grateful to all those who have entrusted her with their stories.

As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Chhatwal is responsible for managing the medical department, which includes psychiatrists, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, as well as overseeing the teams that provide integrative care, pharmacy, experiential therapy, nutrition services, applied neuroscience services, psychology services and treatment outcomes. She strives to ensure consistent, high-quality patient care through the optimization of internal processes that help increase provider face time with patients. She also serves on the facility’s executive leadership team with an identified mission to expand access to high quality mental health care across the continuum of care.

She is active in the medical community, advocating for her patients’, colleagues, and profession through elected and appointed positions in state, regional and national organizations. Amongst her service roles, she is Past President of the Arizona Psychiatric Society (APS), the Arizona Representative to the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Assembly, Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and sits on various state government and non-profit boards.

Dr. Chhatwal’s dedication and contribution to the mental health field have been recognized in the form of a Presidential Awards for Leadership and a Presidential Service Award from APS, Assembly Mentor Award and Distinguished Fellowship in the APA, a Walk the Talk Award from the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) as well as various educator awards.

Echoing naturalistic healing disciplines, Dr. Chhatwal believes that the human body has the inherent capacity to heal itself when provided with a nurturing environment for the mind, body, and spirit. In her practice, in collaboration with colleagues from various disciplines, she attempts to recreate that nurturing environment so residents can start their journey towards a healthier, more wholesome life. As a firm believer that staff care is important to providing optimal patient care, she aims to also assist Sierra Tucson medical staff to prioritize their own self-care while building sustainable professional careers.

Dr. Chhatwal’s treatment philosophy includes intervening early, providing holistic, culturally competent, gender-affirming and evidence-based care. She envisions Sierra Tucson as a healing sanctuary where intensive biological, psychological, and integrative therapies help restore the vital essence of each person’s unique and authentic story.

Presentations by Jasleen Chhatwal, MD:

“The Tiramisu Approach to Treatment Resistant Depression: Integrating Psychotherapy, Pharmacology, CAM, and Neurotherapeutics,” New York, NY,  (04/12/19)

“Going Deeper into Depression: Addressing Brain, Body, and Behavior,” London, UK (07/16/20)

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