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Daniel H. Angres, MD

Dan Angres
Daniel H. Angres, MD

Medical Director

Medical Director, Positive Sobriety Institute
Chief Medical Officer – Addiction Services, RiverMend Health
Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

Daniel Angres, M.D.

is a national expert in psychiatry, addiction, and physicians’ health programs. Currently, he serves as the Medical Director of the Positive Sobriety Institute as well as Chief Medical Officer of RiverMend Health Addiction Services.

Dr. Daniel Angres has been a top, nationally recognized, expert in addiction and dual disorders evaluation and treatment medicine with a specialty in working with addicted professionals for 30 years. Dr. Daniel Angres has lectured at major academic medical centers across the USA.

Dr. Daniel Angres’ work has helped change the field, addiction treatment methods and outcomes. Dr. Daniel Angres has been published in peer reviewed journals, referenced by other leaders, and has authored three ground-breaking books on the subject of chemical dependency, addiction treatment and recovery including, “Healing the Healer,” “Miswired” and “Positive Sobriety.”

Dr. Daniel Angres has been active in teaching and research in Chicago and is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Board Certifications

  • Diplomat American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, January 1991,
    Psychiatry, Certificate #33654, January 1991
    Addiction Psychiatry, Certificate #489, October 1994
  • Certified in alcoholism and other drug dependencies through examination by the
    American Society of Addiction Medicine, (now American Board of Addiction
    Medicine or ABAM), Certificate #001893, 1986,
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Addiction Psychiatry, Certificate #489,
    Certified by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, October 1994
    Re-Certified June, 2004 and May 2014

Faculty Appointments

  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Rush University College of Medicine
  • Visiting Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Department of Psychiatry


  • Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, RPSLMC
  • Founding Member, Physician Assistance Program of Illinois State Medical Society 1984-1994
    Past-President, Illinois Society of Addiction Medicine, 2000-2002
  • Consultant to the U.S. office of National Drug Control Policy, Washington, D.C., 2001-2002
    Lifetime Achievement Award, Illinois Society of Addiction Medicine, Sept. 2003
  • Best Doctors in America”, Woodward/White, 1997-98, 2002-12
  • Top Doctors, Chicago Metropolitan Area”, Castle Connolly Guide 2001-2012

Professional Society Memberships

Professional and Scientific Service:

  • Co-Chairman: Midwest Test Development Committee for American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), 1988-1989
  • Chairman: ASAM Impaired Physician’s Committee, 1994-1996
  • Editorial Board of American Society of Addiction Medicine “Principles of Addiction Medicine”, Second Edition 1996-1999
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine Delegate to Advisory Committee of Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals, March 1999 to March 2000
  • Isaac Ray Board Member, Sept. 2003
  • Volunteer: DuPage Community Clinic, Wheaton, IL, 2001 to 2009
  • Illinois Professionals Health Program Advisory Board, 2003 to 2008
  • Fellow, Chicago Institute of Medicine

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