John C. Umhau, MD, MPH, CPE

Medical Director and Founder of Alcohol Recovery Medicine


Nutritional neuroscience, Alcohol use disorder treatment


Johns Hopkins University, Davidson College, Wake Forest University


Despite the many advances in medicine, Americans remain uneasy about their health. The impersonal nature of highly commercialized health care has all but destroyed the healing nature of the physician–patient relationship. Careful and unbiased evaluation of scientific literature is critically needed. Why not use evidence-based treatment for alcohol use disorder? 

— John C. Umhau, MD, MPH, CPE


A practicing addiction medicine specialist, Dr. Umhau directs, and provides telemedicine treatment for people with alcohol use disorder in Arizona, California, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.

For over twenty years Dr. Umhau was a senior clinical investigator at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of the National Institutes of Health, (NIH). As a Commander in the United States Public Health Service, he served as Clinical Director for an Indian Health Service Hospital in Whiteriver, Arizona and as a Medical Officer in the Division of Psychiatric Products of the FDA. His scientific interest in nutritional neuroscience is informed by decades of clinical experience.  He is president of the Academy of Medicine of Washington, District of Columbia.


Dr. Umhau completed a residency in Clinical Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins, and is board certified in both Addiction Medicine and Preventive Medicine. He received a bachelor’s degree from Davidson College, a Medical Degree from Wake Forest, an MPH from Johns Hopkins University, and is a Certified Physician Executive.

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