Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital Medical Director Honored as Educator of the Year

Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital Medical Director Honored as Educator of the Year

Jeremy Matuszak, MD, MBA, Medical Director for Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital, was recognized as Educator of the Year for Northern Nevada at the recent Nevada Business Magazine Healthcare Heroes Awards.

Dr. Matuszak has a distinguished career as a psychiatrist and has made significant headway in helping elevate the quality of mental health care in Nevada. As an educator, Dr. Matuszak has trained a generation of psychiatrists. He was appointed as Resident Training Director at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and has served as Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry since 2014.

Over the years, he has been recognized by the University of Nevada School of Medicine as the recipient of the Outstanding Department Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Teaching in both 2010 and 2013.  In 2014 he received a national honor, the Ira Pauly Lifetime Achievement Award for the psychiatrist whose qualities residents most want to emulate. In May of 2018, Dr. Matuszak received the American Psychiatric Association’s Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents.

In 2018, Dr. Matuszak was named Medical Director of Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital, a brand new, 124-bed facility. He has been instrumental in launching the new hospital, which is the first facility of its kind to be built form the ground up in the community in more than 35 years. Dr. Matuszak continues to be a driving force in developing new programs and services based on community need.

Dr. Matuszak received his medical degree in 2004 and completed a residency in general psychiatry and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He went only to earn his MBA at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.