Dr. Michel Sucher has been a leader in addiction medicine for decades and served as the medical director of the monitored aftercare programs for the Arizona Medical Board, the Arizona State board of Dental Examiners, and the State Bar of Arizona for over 25 years. He founded the California Physicians Health Program in 2004 and functioned as its president until transferring it to others in 2020. Dr. Sucher is a consultant in addiction medicine to most Arizona healthcare regulatory agencies and boards. Additionally, he served as the acting medical director of the Division of Behavioral Health at the Arizona State Department of Health Services. Dr. Sucher developed Mission Pacific Coast’s Recovery’s Professional Assessment Service at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach, where he served as a consultant in professional health and practiced addiction medicine. He is certified as a medical review officer by ASAM. The American Board of Addiction Medicine granted him diplomate status in 2009, and he is a past president of the Arizona Society of Addiction Medicine. In 2019, he was named Executive Medical Director at Meadows Behavioral Healthcare.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Michel Sucher maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with Community Bridges, Inc.,Psychological Counseling Services,

Ltd., Community Medical Services, Nevada Professionals Assistance Program, Meadows Behavioral Healthcare, Arizona Department Health Services,

Rural/Metro Corporation, and Honor Health. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Dr. Sucher has no relevant financial relationships with

ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Michel Sucher serves on the Arizona Medical Board, the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners, the Arizona State Board of Osteopathic,

and the Arizona State Board of Nursing. He is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the Arizona Medical Association.