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Dr. James Rachal

Dr. James Rachal was appointed to the Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Board of Directors in 2021. 

Dr. James Rachal attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He trained in the United States Air Force at the National Capitol Consortium and is board certified in both family medicine and psychiatry. Dr. Rachal served in the United States Air Force for four years as Medical Director.
After separating from the Air Force, Dr. Rachal served as Medical Director at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, specializing in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He opened the only trauma unit in Pennsylvania. Dr. Rachal was named Physician of the Year in 2013.
He began serving as Campus Medical Director for Atrium Health Behavioral Health Charlotte in May 2015. Dr. Rachal has also served as the Program Director for the Sandra and Leon Levine Psychiatry Residency Program. He was named Chairman for the Department of Psychiatry at Atrium Health in May 2018.
He is a national speaker on PTSD and leadership in medicine and has made many national media appearances, including Fox News Channel and NPR’s Market Place, discussing the psychological effects of COVID-19.   

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