Senior Medical Director of Behavioral Integration Strategy, Montefiore Health System and Professor of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Henry Chung, M.D. is Senior Medical Director for Behavioral Health Integration Strategy at Montefiore Care Management Organization (CMO) and Professor of Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In this role, Dr. Chung leads the implementation of behavioral health integration initiatives in the Montefiore Health System and its affiliated partners. He is currently Chair of the Committee of Integrated Care of the American Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Chung has a national track record of progressive achievement and leadership in multiple sectors of healthcare including community health, pharmaceutical, global university health, and academic medical centers. In addition, he has contributed notable scholarly work and led regional and national initiatives in the integration of behavioral health and primary care for 25 years. In 2012, he received the Lewis and Jack Rudin Prize for Medicine and Health awarded by the New York Academy of Medicine and the Greater New York Hospital Foundation for his contributions to the NYC health care delivery system through partnerships with public health and the community. From 2014-2018, he was appointed to the National Advisory Council of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. From 2015-2018, Dr Chung led a 4 year program supported by a $5.5 million grant by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovations to integrate and sustain behavioral healthcare in primary care using the collaborative care model. More recently, he led the development of a new continuum based framework for behavioral health integration in primary care that is being widely used in NYS health reform initiatives. In addition, he is developing and testing a new framework for general health integration into behavioral health. With NYS Office of Mental Health support, he is also piloting a “virtual” collaborative care practice model with small primary care practices in the Hudson Valley of NYS. Most recently, he received a new 7 year award from CMS working with the NYS Department of Health to lead a Bronx based initiative called Integrating Care for Kids (InCK) which will improve children and family outcomes through: coalition building; care management across medical, behavioral, school and social service sectors; quality improvement and data sharing; and the development of an alternative payment model.