Omar Manejwala

Omar Manejwala
Dr. Omar Manejwala is passionate about helping people to understand addiction. As one of the nation’s leading experts on addiction, Dr. Omar offers insight and analysis on news developments related to addiction and mental health. He speaks to audiences about how they can leverage insights from brain and behavior science to change their habits and their lives.

He is the author of Craving: Why We Can’t Seem to Get Enough (Hazelden 2013), which explains how to curb cravings in accessible terms, so that readers can understand the science of addiction without having to earn a medical degree or be a substance abuse counselor.

Alongside his speaking and writing, he is the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Catasys, where he designs innovative approaches that improve access to addiction care and treatment outcomes. When he’s not in the trenches of addiction, Dr. Omar lives a full life. He especially loves to travel and is always on the lookout for new experiences.

To connect, learn more about Dr. Omar, or view clips from his appearances on 20/20, CBS Early Show, ABC Primetime, Al-Jazeera America, and more, explore his website.
  • Credentials
    M.D. University of Maryland School of Medicine; M.B.A. University of Virginia Darden School of Business; Internship and Residency and Chief Residency, Duke University Medical Center Department of Psychiatry
  • Titles
    Chief Medical Officer, Catasys, Inc. Past: Medical Director, Hazelden Foundation
  • Organizations
    Catasys, Inc.
  • Expertise
    Addiction Medicine, Addiction Psychiatry, Cravings, Behavioral Science, Addiction and the Media