FULL TIME, ON-SITE MEDICAL TEAM

OUR MEDICAL TEAM

Dr. Mark Illuminati

Dr. Mark Illuminati

Medical Director

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Mark joined the medical team at Serenity Acres in January 2016 as the Medical Director. He received his medical degree in Mexico with further certification from Rutgers Medical School in New Jersey. He then attended New York Medical College for his residency training. Prior to being hired at Serenity, he spent over twenty years working in the field of addictions treatment, and has been involved in nearly every treatment setting, from outpatient to residential to maintenance management.

Crystal Harris, RN

Crystal Harris, RN

Director of Nursing

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Crystal earned her Registered Nursing degree from Howard County Community College. She began working as a nurse at Serenity Acres in April of 2015. Prior to working here, she has over three years of experience working as a nurse and a nurse supervisor in the county system. She chose to work at Serenity Acres based on our unique approach to treatment, and the high standard of care we provide to our clients.

Dr. Devang Gandhi

Dr. Devang Gandhi

Addiction Psychiatrist

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Dr. Gandhi is a board certified Psychiatrist with additional certification in Addiction Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine where he completed his Psychiatry residency and Addiction Psychiatry fellowship and now directs the Addiction Fellowship Program. He has been affiliated with several major area hospitals over the last 20+ years. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Society of Addiction Medicine and a past President of the Maryland Society of Addiction Medicine.

Nicholas Scotto, MD

Nicholas Scotto, MD

Psychiatrist

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Dr. Scotto is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist in the Washington-Baltimore area with 22 years of clinical experience. His treatment approach combines traditional psychiatric medicine with (CAM) Complimentary and Alternative approaches. While traditional psychiatry includes a clinical diagnostic interview my combined approach includes neurotransmitter testing, sleep studies when indicated. These studies can uncover neurochemical imbalances. My integrated treatment approach often results in rapid, robust and lasting improvements.