August 15, 2019
Outreach, one of New York’s leading nonprofit providers of life-saving drug and alcohol treatment services, has announced that Enoch Chan, M.D., has joined the agency as its full-time Medical Director, effective immediately. Dr. Chan has been practicing medicine for more than 20 years and has served as a consulting physician to Outreach for more than five years.
“We welcome Dr. Chan into our full-time family at Outreach,” said Debra Pantin, president and CEO of Outreach. “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.”
Dr. Chan will assist Outreach in continuing the advancement of its integrated care model, which will benefit all individuals and families involved with treatment. His specific short-term goals include working with the Outreach executive team and senior management to expand the agency’s Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) capabilities and to implement the use of telehealth. Dr. Chan will also serve as Outreach representative to the greater medical community and will provide direct patient care at the agency’s locations in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island.
“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,” said Dr. Chan. “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.”
Dr. Chan received his B.A. at Stony Brook University and his medical degree from New York Medical College. He served his residency in the North Shore Health System, taking on his first role as attending physician at Long Island’s Peconic Bay Medical Associates. Dr. Chan served with another behavioral health agency before becoming a consulting physician to Outreach at its Bellport location. Dr. Chan also regularly participates in American Society of Addiction Medicine conferences and training sessions, and recently joined the Board of Directors of the New York Council on Problem Gambling.
If you or someone you know needs help with a drug or alcohol problem, please call Outreach, with locations in New York City and Long Island, at 718-847-9233, or visit opiny.org.
Over 35 years ago, Outreach opened its doors as a small assessment and referral center to engage people in the community struggling with addiction to seek help. Since then, its mission evolved to meet more needs and more communities. Today, Outreach inspires adolescents, adults, and their families to achieve a life of unlimited potential through high-quality, evidence-based substance abuse treatment and training programs throughout New York City and Long Island.