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Sean Barlow, M.D., is the Betty Ford Center’s Chief Psychiatrist and is Board Certified in Psychiatry and has an Certificate of Added Qualification in Addiction Psychiatry. He is a graduate of the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine and completed his psychiatry residency at the University of California San Diego. He joined the Betty Ford Center medical staff in 2003.


James Golden, M.D., is an addiction medicine physician and oversees the medical care of those patients who begin their treatment on the Betty Ford Center campus. He had a Fellowship at the Center in 2008 and joined the medical staff that same year. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine in Nebraska and served both an internship and an internal medicine residency at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center. He also had a Fellowship in Medical Oncology/Hematology at LA County USC Medical Center and an additional Fellowship in Addiction medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and in Addiction Medicine.


Harry L. Haroutunian, M.D., is an internationally known speaker on the topics of Addictive Disease and its treatment. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. He has developed the "Recovery 101" lecture series on topics of Addiction Medicine, Recovery Issues, Communication Skills and Relapse Prevention. As Physician Director of the Betty Ford Center Licensed Health Professionals Program, Dr. Haroutunian has contributed as a valuable member of our team to quality improvement in all of our treatment programs.


Peter Przekop, D.O., Ph.D., developed and directs the chronic pain track at the Betty Ford Center. Since 2004, he has been a member of the faculty at Loma Linda University Medical School, where he holds appointments in pediatrics, psychiatry, and neurology. His interests are in the relationships between chronic pain, addiction, maladaptive behavior, brain dysfunction, and novel treatment paradigms. He utilizes various techniques including osteopathy, functional imaging studies, community studies, clinical trials, and Asian medicine. Dr. Przekop is Board Certified in Neurology and Addiction Medicine.


Anthony Tornay, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and a Director of the Betty Ford Center Board, joined the BFC medical staff in 1984. He is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology and Addiction Medicine. His internship was at Duke University Medical Center, and he had a Residency and Fellowship at Duke as well as a Fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine.

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