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Dr. Richard Sandor


Dr. Richard Sandor

Dr. Richard Sandor, a seasoned mental health professional with nearly five decades of experience, has been a vital member of Elevation Behavioral Health for the past nine years. His journey in mental healthcare began after recognizing the evolving nature of psychiatry and its broader perspectives.

Dr. Sandor completed his undergraduate studies at Yale University and earned his MD from USC Medical School. His post-graduate training included an internship at LA County Hospital, research at UCI, and a psychiatric residency at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. His interest in psychiatry was reignited while working as an emergency room doctor, leading him to specialize in addiction medicine.

Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, Dr. Sandor is passionate about the role of spirituality in addiction recovery, highlighting the healing power beyond medical interventions.