Neil A. Capretto, D.O.
Doctor Capretto has been treating alcoholic and addicted patients for over twenty-five (25) years at Gateway Rehabilitation Center of which he now the Medical Director. Gateway has over 20 locations in Western Pennsylvania and Ohio and treats in excess of 1700 patients each day.
Doctor Capretto is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. In 2012 he was named Psychiatrist of the Year by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), received the 2009 “Not-for Profit Communicator of the Year” award by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, was among the first physicians in the United States to be certified and awarded the title of “Diplomat” by the American Board of Addiction Medicine.
A graduate of Allegheny College and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Capretto went on to become the Chief Resident in Psychiatry at St. Francis General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. He has authored several scholarly articles and given numerous presentations to a wide variety of professional audiences on topics related to the diseases of addiction and alcoholism.
Doctor Capretto is widely recognized for his achievements and is frequently consulted by the local press and media as well as ABC, NBC, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, Women’s Health, Ladies’ Home Journal, and Lifetime television, to provide expert medical commentary on issues regarding alcoholism and addiction.
He serves on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Society for Addictive Medicine, is a member of the American Society for Addictive Medicine where he served on the Task Force on Addictive Medicine in the 21st Century.
Doctor Capretto’s concern for alcoholism and addiction in the military and among veterans and his commitment to provide assistance in combating these problems makes him an ideal member of the VETPA Board. We are blessed to have him serve.