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Office of the Chief Medical Officer (OCMO)

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The Office of the Chief Medical Officer provides assistance to the Assistant Secretary in evaluating and organizing programs within the Agency, and to promote evidence-based and promising best practices emphasizing clinical focus.


  • Provides in-depth experience providing mental health care or substance use disorder treatment services.
  • Coordinates with the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) to assess the use of performance metrics to evaluate SAMHSA programs.
  • Coordinate with the Assistant Secretary to ensure consistent utilization of appropriate performance metrics and evaluation designs.

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Office of the Chief Medical Officer
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857


Neeraj Gandotra, M.D., Chief Medical Officer

Last Updated

Last Updated: 10/03/2022