Dr. Ares-Romero is double board-certified, a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and a diplomat of the American Board of Preventive Medicine as a specialist in Addiction Medicine. She is an Associate Professor for the University Of Miami School Of Medicine, for the Department of Psychiatry and Department of Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine Fellowship.
Dr. Patricia Ares-Romero is the Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for My Psychiatrist and My TMS for Miami-Dade County; an executive team member and thought leader with vast experience in leading innovative behavioral health initiatives. She is responsible for expanding the healthcare offerings in Miami-Dade County, with an innovative approach to create a vision for the future of behavioral health.
She serves as Secretary and Treasurer for the Dade County Medical Association and The National Alliance on Mental Illness. In 2017 during the Opioid Epidemic, she was appointed by Mayor Gimenez; to The Miami-Dade County Opioid Addiction Task Force. She is the Chairperson for the Addiction Advisory Board for Miami-Dade County. She also serves on the Health Impact Council for the United Way Miami-Dade County.
Before her current role, she served as the Chief Medical Officer for Jackson Behavioral Health System. During her tenure, she implemented many programs throughout the health system. She pioneered the first Medication Assisted Treatment Clinic at Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital; she also piloted a medical home model (integrated behavioral health) and treatment-resistant clinic, among other healthcare initiatives. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, she was instrumental in implementing telemedicine to enhance care for patients, reducing their exposure, and keeping the front lines safe.
Dr. Ares-Romero has been awarded grants through SAMHSA, BJA, and FADAA. She has received numerous awards, most recently Latinas in Medicine – Hispanic Women of Distinction 2020, “Woman of Inspiration Award 2019,” and “Most Powerful Women in Healthcare Award 2017”.
She is a national speaker and has been invited to address local and national groups, including mental health professionals, corporate leaders, administrators, healthcare providers, and judges. She has been interviewed as a board-certified specialist by U.S. News and World Report, The Miami Herald, The Washington Post, Voices of America, Babel Press, WSVN News, NBC News, NBC6 Miami, CBS, NPR, Univision National, Despierta America, Dr. Juan, Telemundo, Mega TV, and Univision Radio.