Ken Minkoff

Ken Minkoff, M.D.


Expertise: Recovery-oriented, integrated mental health/substance use disorder/primary health/dual disorder systems, organization quality improvement and transformation, managed care contracting

Dr. Minkoff is a Board-Certified Addiction Psychiatrist, and recognized as one of the most preeminent experts on integrated services and systems for individuals with co-occurring serious mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The focus of his career began with a passion for community psychiatry, and over the years, his work has evolved to incorporate interest, experience, and expertise in ever more complex and diverse systems, services, and populations. For over 40 years, he has worked to develop services and systems within limited resources to best meet the needs and inspire the hopes of individuals, families, and populations with the greatest challenges.

In that journey, he has been involved in service provision, management, and consultation in almost every area of behavioral health. Examples of this include: Chairing a SAMHSA Managed Care Initiative Panel on Co-occurring Disorders in the late nineties, and developing a national model for integrated system design for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders (Comprehensive, Continuous, Integrated System of Care), which has been implemented in multiple state and local systems nationally; co-editing “Managed Mental Health Care in the Public Sector: A Survival Manual” (1997); developing a toolkit for implementing recovery-oriented integrated systems for individuals and families with all types of complexity (2001-present), including co-authoring the Center for Integrated Health Solutions Organizational Assessment Toolkit for Integration (OATI), addressing integration of health and behavioral health, in 2013. He has recently been appointed as one of the two non-federal psychiatrist members of the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee, created by the 21st Century CURES Act to bring multiple federal departments together to create a transformed system of care for individuals and families addressing serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance.