Dr. Mark Calarco served as the National Medical Director at American Addiction Centers (AAC) from 2013 – 2018. With the addition of Dr. Lawrence Weinstein, who assumed that position in August 2018, Dr. Calarco has been appointed National Medical Director for Clinical Diagnostics. In this position, he works closely with Addiction Labs to conduct medical and laboratory research as well as develop innovative products and services that will improve patient outcomes.
Calarco brings more than 25 years of experience to the role, including a background in family and emergency medicine.
As a child, Calarco developed an interest in health care and a passion for helping others after losing his brother due to a medical error. He went on to attend medical school and to become a family physician. Today, his commitment to clinical excellence and serving those in need has never been stronger as he leads a team of providers who are transforming lives every day.
Calarco is also a thought leader in the addiction industry and an established researcher. In 2017, he led two original studies at AAC with the findings presented to the American Academy of Addiction Psychology.
His talents also include speaking five languages – Spanish, French, German, Japanese and Italian.