With more than 30 years of experience as a Psychiatrist, Dr. Sanders serves as the Medical Director for Casa Palmera. Dr. Sanders completed his Psychiatric Residency training at the University of California, San Diego and is Board Certified by the Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry since 1993. A native and resident of San Diego, he has been a practicing physician providing direct patient care in hospital and outpatient treatment settings. Doctor Sanders was honored as “Clinician of the Year for 2011″ at the 25th Annual Mental Health Recognition Dinner hosted by over twenty-five major Mental Health Care Organizations in Southern California.

Dr. Sanders has extensive experience as a Clinician and Administrator over the course of his career having served as Medical Director at Casa Palmera for the last 13 years, Medical Director at Alvarado Parkway Institute BHS for the last 7 years, and has served as Associate Medical Director (15 years) and Chief of Staff at two well- known San Diego hospitals, Aurora Hospital BHS and Alvarado Parkway Institute BHS. Dr. Sanders has been the Clinical Director of numerous hospital and outpatient-based treatment programs and has participated as a member of the Medical Executive Committee, the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Clinical Directors Committees, Performance Improvement Committees, and Peer Review committees in various prestigious institutes and hospitals in California. He currently is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, and in the past, served as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSD.

Dr. Sanders holds a BS Degree in Zoology, and an MS Degree in Physiology from the University of California, Riverside. He obtained his Medical Degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Sanders served his Medical/Surgical Internship at Hillside Hospital in San Diego California and completed his Psychiatric Residency at The University of California, San Diego. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Organization and the American Osteopathic