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Dr. George Mellos, Deputy Director, State Hospitals Administration

Dr. George Mellos is the deputy director for the State Hospitals Administration at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, where he oversees state hospitals that offer behavioral health services to residents in need.

With more than 36 years of diverse experience in psychiatry, Dr. Mellos began his residency in adult psychiatry at the former Sinai Hospital of Detroit, an affiliate of Wayne State University, and completed a residency in child/adolescent psychiatry at the Hawthorn Center through Wayne State University. He practiced as a child psychiatrist at the Hawthorn Center from 1987 to 1997 and then served as Section Chief in the Psychiatry Department until 1999. In 2002, he became Chief Psychiatrist and two years later the Chief of Clinical Affairs.

Dr. Mellos later was appointed as the Hospital Director for the Hawthorn Center, where he promoted many innovative child treatment care initiatives, chaired multiple committees, supported evidence-based research and treatment and restructured numerous policies and procedures. Prior to serving at the State Hospitals Administration, which was created in 2020, Dr. Mellos served as deputy director of the Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration at MDHHS.

Dr. Mellos graduated with honors from the Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1982.

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