Dr. M.K. (Khal) El-Yousef

Medical Director at Fairwinds Treatment Center

M.K. (Khal) El-Yousef, M.D., serves as the medical director at Fairwinds Treatment Center. A nationally recognized board-certified psychiatrist specializing in psychopharmacology and addictions, Dr. El-Yousef’s initial years in psychiatry were highlighted by his academic achievements. His tenure at Vanderbilt University as assistant professor of psychiatry and instructor of pharmacology yielded 60 scientific publications.

Dr. El-Yousef is recognized as a true pioneer in the field of psychiatry and addictions medicine. In 1984, he founded Fairwinds Treatment Center after developing a treatment program that blended a medical psychiatric model with a traditional Twelve Step-Johnson model. The program has given Fairwinds a reputation as one of the nation’s foremost dual diagnosis treatment centers. As a true dually-licensed psychiatric and substance abuse center, Fairwinds remains unique in comparison to most nationally recognized addictions programs.


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