Robert James McHale

CCBHC Medical Director at Monarch

Dr. Robert James McHale, M.D., M.S. has been Medical Director of Monarch since July 2010. He provides supervision and oversight for the behavioral health services of Monarch. In addition, he works with people of all ages dealing with mental illness and substance abuse concerns. He has a special interest in intellectual disabilities and general medical conditions of the people we serve.

Dr. McHale earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology at Saint Louis University, a Masters of Science Degree in Biology at University of Missouri – St. Louis, and his Medical Degree from Saint George’s University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in Psychiatry at the University of Kansas – Wichita, School of Medicine. He was named Chief Resident during his training. He has been Study Physician and Sub-Investigator at the Clinical Research Institute in Kansas, involved with research concerning Depression, Psychotropic medications and drug – drug interactions of medications. Prior to entering into medical school, Dr. McHale worked as a biochemist at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and has been a co-author of over 30 scientific publications and abstracts. He was also involved in research and study of Sleep Disorders at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry – Sleep Disorders Center. He has given numerous lectures and presentations on mental illness and believes education is a hallmark for quality of care for all the people with serve in our communities.

Dr. McHale was awarded Excellence In Service Award from NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), The Laurie Coyner Award: Excellence For Psychiatric Inpatient Care at University of Kansas, Saint Louis University Undergraduate Research Award. He is a Member of several Professional Associations; American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association, North Carolina Psychiatric Association, North Carolina Medical Society, Kansas Psychiatric Society, Collaborative Family Health Care Association. Dr. McHale recently has been recognized as a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, a member Board of the American Board of Medical Specialties. He received his Board Certification in Addiction Medicine from the American Board of Preventative Medicine.

Dr. McHale and his wife (Amy) are new to the North Carolina area and are pleased with the generosity and hospitality of the North Carolinians. Robert and Amy are the proud parents of a young son named Thomas.


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