June 2, 2015 (Denver, CO) – Colorado Department of Human Services Executive Director Reggie Bicha has named Patrick K. Fox,
M.D., as the Department’s Chief Medical Officer. The Chief Medical Officer is a newly created position which will oversee all medical and psychiatric services provided by CDHS.
“CDHS is one of the largest health care providers in the State of Colorado. We oversee two mental health hospitals, three regional centers, 10 youth correctional facilities, four Veterans Community Living Centers and the state’s child welfare system,” CDHS Executive Director Reggie Bicha said. “Dr. Fox’s valuable experience clinically and programmatically will add the medical perspective to our leadership team and will improve the delivery of health care to the individuals we serve.”
Dr. Fox has served in many roles at CDHS including Deputy Director of Clinical Services for the Office of Behavioral Health, and most recently as the Interim Director of the Office of Behavioral Health. Prior to joining CDHS, he was an attending psychiatrist with the Denver Health and Hospital Authority, an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry with the University of Colorado, School of Medicine, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology. He is board-certified in Adult General and Forensic Psychiatry and serves on the Forensic Examination Committee for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Fox completed his residency training in general adult and forensic psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine. Following his residency and fellowship training, he remained on the faculty at Yale as an Assistant Professor, working as a Consulting Forensic Psychiatrist for the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. In 2007, he was appointed Director for the Whiting Forensic Division, Connecticut’s maximum security forensic hospital. Dr. Fox has also served as Deputy Director for Yale’s Forensic Psychiatry Training Program.
As Chief Medical Officer for CDHS, Dr. Fox will also provide clinical supervision for the Medical Director for the Office of Children, Youth and Families (OCYF), a newly created position that will address the medical, behavioral health and dental needs of children in the child welfare and youth corrections systems.
Dr. Fox began his new role June 1.