Prior to this position, Captain Chideha Ohuoha served as the Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Center. In this role, he lead the efforts to develop, promote, and enhance programs and new approaches in the treatment of alcohol and other drug abuse.
Ohuoha has been stationed at Fort Belvoir, Md., as an officer of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) since 2008. He has served as the Director of Addiction Medicine there since 2015. Before that, he was the Deputy Director of Addiction Medicine, Director of Addiction Medicine Research, and the chief psychiatrist for the Wounded Warrior Transition Brigade. Ohuoha has many honors to his credit: He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (PHS) in 2016, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital ACE Awards in 2014 and 2015, and the Army Commendation Medal, as well as the Outstanding Service Medal (PHS), in 2012.
Ohuoha completed his psychiatric residency at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in the District of Columbia and completed a three-year addiction psychiatry fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health. He earned his master’s in public health from Harvard University.