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Lauro Amezcua-Patiño, MD FAPA, CMO

Medical Director

Lauro Amezcua-Patiño, MD, FAPA, is currently the Medical Director of Oasis Behavioral Health Hospital, Medical Director and CEO of Metropolitan Neurobehavioral Institute, an assistant professor of medicine at Midwestern University in Phoenix Arizona, and assistant professor of medicine at AT Still University in Mesa, Arizona.

Dr. Amezcua-Patiño has been involved in multiple areas of psychiatry in Arizona since 1988 in both the private and public sectors and is a former Chairman of the State of Arizona Psychiatric Security Review Board.

Originally from Northwest Mexico, he has resided in Arizona since 1985. Dr. Amezcua-Patiño earned his undergraduate degree at Instituto Salvatierra at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California in Mexicali, Baja California, in México; and then received his medical degree at the Escuela de Medicina de Mexicali at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California in México.

He completed his internship at the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social in Mexico, a one-year internship in Family Medicine at the University of California, Irvine, Department of Family Medicine, and his psychiatric residency at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

He is board-certified in psychiatry and is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, board-certified by the American Board of Adolescent Psychiatry and a member of the American Neuropsychiatric Association.

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