John Bischof, M.D.

Medical Director – Behavioral Health, CareOregon

Expertise: Integrated public health/behavioral health

John Bischof, M.D. currently serves as Medical Director – Behavioral Health for CareOregon.

He earned his M.D. from University of Missouri – Columbia in 1990, trained in psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University from 1990 – 1994, and completed the Public Psychiatry Fellowship at Columbia University 1999 – 2000.

He has dedicated his career in clinical and administrative psychiatry to serving people in public mental health and substance use recovery programs. Prior to joining CareOregon in September 2019, he served as:

  • Senior Medical Director – Specialty Behavioral Health Services for Central City Concern from 2012 – 2019
  • Associate Medical Director for United Behavioral Health – Public Sector Systems from 2008 – 2012
  • Chief Psychiatrist consultant to the Oregon Addictions and Mental Health division and the Oregon State Hospital from 2006 – 2008
  • First Medical Director for Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare from 2002 – 2006

He is a Past-President of the Oregon Psychiatric Physicians Association, having served a year-long term in 2008 – 2009. He was the April 2015 recipient of an Oregon Primary Care Association Innovation Award “For establishing CHCs as centers of excellence through innovative clinical, operational and administrative practices” and is a member of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing – Medical Director Institute, February 2017 – present.