Gilbert Al Masterson, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Masterson completed his Residency in Adult Psychiatry at Harvard University School of Medicine and his Fellowship in Child Psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In Grand Rapids, Michigan, he has served as Medical Director of Inpatient/Partial Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Services, Medical Director of ADHD Institute, Medical Director of Adolescent Residential Services and President of Medical Staff at Pine Rest Psychiatric Hospital. He also served as Medical Director of Inpatient Psychiatric Services and Medical Director for the Trauma Recovery Center at Forest View Psychiatric Hospital.
Dr. Masterson has joined Sanford Behavioral Health as Chief Medical Officer. He has a special interest in dual-diagnosis evaluation and treatment. And he has long been involved in the research of medications that decrease craving for addictive substances. Dr. Masterson’s role at Sanford is to help psychiatrically evaluate patients and try to understand how a patient’s psychiatric symptoms may “tempt” them to have increased use of substances. He says, “I want to provide treatment to help decrease these symptoms.”
Dr. Masterson divides his time between Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Akron, Ohio, where he most recently served as Medical Director of Inpatient Psychiatric Services at the Cleveland Clinic, Akron General. When he is not working, Dr. Masterson spends his time with his wife and family.
Dr. Masterson says, “At long last, we have treatment that has been so desperately needed in West Michigan.”
1971 – 1975: UNIVERSITY OF OREGON – Eugene, Oregon. B.S. in General Science.
1976 – 1980: LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE – Loma Linda, California. M.D. Degree.
1980 – 1981: ST. LUKE’S/DENVER GENERAL HOSPITAL – Denver, Colorado. Rotating Internship.
1981 – 1983: HARVARD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE – Boston, Massachusetts Residency Training in Adult Psychiatry.
1983 – 1985: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES – Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, CA. Fellowship in Child Psychiatry.
1981 – 1983: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL –Boston, Massachusetts Staff Physician
1985 – 1986: CHARTER BAYWOOD HOSPITAL –Long Beach, CA. Medical Director of Inpatient Psychiatric Services
1985 – 1988: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles, CA; Neuropsychiatric Institute. Director of Training for the Child Psychiatry Program.Chief of Psychopharmacology Clinic. Assistant Clinical Professor of Child Psychiatry.
1989 – 1991: LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL SCHOOL – Loma Linda, CA. Medical Director of Inpatient and Partial Hospital Services
1991 – 1993: KNOLLWOOD PSYCHIATRIC AND CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY CENTER – Riverside, CA. Medical Director of Inpatient Psychiatric Services. Medical Director of Inpatient Chemical Dependency Services.
1993 – 2001: PINE REST PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL – Grand Rapids, MI. Medical Director of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric services. Medical Director of ADHD Institute. Medical Director of Adolescent Residential Services. President of Medical Staff (1997-1999).
2001 – 2009: FOREST VIEW PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL – Grand Rapids, MI. Medical Director of Inpatient Psychiatric Services. Medical Director for Trauma Recovery Center
2009 – 2015 PINE REST PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL – Grand Rapids, MI. Medical Director of Inpatient/Partial Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Services. Assistant Clinical Professor Psychiatry Michigan State School of Human Medicine.
2015 – date CLEVELAND CLINIC AKRON GENERAL – Akron, OH Medical Director of Inpatient Psychiatric Services