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Ralph Ryback M.D.


Ralph Ryback, M.D., has taught at many institutions including Harvard Medical School and is also the Medical Director with Mindful Health Foundation. Receiving his M.D. from Wayne State School of Medicine and completing his residency at Boston City Hospital, Dr. Ryback brings over half a century of psychiatric experience to Mindful Health Foundation. Serving past appointments as a director for addiction treatment facilities and hospitals, he has also had posts as a medical officer for National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism-funded projects, developing a statistical “finger-print” approach to identifying alcoholism in individuals as well. Founder of the Appleton Treatment Center, the first drug and alcohol abuse program at Harvard Hospitals as well as Operation Redirect, a program designed for adolescents with behavioral issues, Dr. Ryback holds a patent for limbic system dysrhythmia. Holding teaching and research fellowships at Boston City Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Ryback has also worked with the Director of the NIAAA, contributing to the legislation placing a warning label on alcoholic beverages in the 1970s. He has also held the title of consultant to NBA and NHL teams.

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