Chan, who has been practicing medicine for more than two decades, served as a consulting physician for Outreach for the past five years.
“Having a veteran of the medical community, someone as practiced, compassionate and aligned with our goals as Dr. Chan, will prove invaluable to the health and well-being of those we serve,” said Debra Pantin, president and CEO of Outreach.
Chan will help advance Outreach’s integrated care model, which affects families and individuals involved with treatment.
His short-term goals, the agency said, includes working with the executive team and senior management to expand the agency’s Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) capabilities, as well as implementing the use of telehealth.
He will also serve as the organization’s representative to the greater medical community, and provide direct patient care at the agency’s locations.
Chan received his bachelor’s degree at Stony Brook University and his medical degree from New York Medical College. He served his residency at North Shore Health System, and was the attending physician at Long Island’s Peconic Bay Medical Associates.
He also served with another behavioral health agency before joining Outreach as a consulting physician at its Bellport location.
“It is an absolute honor to be a part of Outreach, an organization that has committed itself for more than four decades to serving and helping to heal individuals and families struggling with substance abuse,” Chan said in a statement. “I am humbled to be able to work with such tireless and devoted professionals, and I am excited to do my part in expanding the Outreach mission to build healthy lives.”