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Medical Team

Meet Our Staff

Richard MillerRichard W. Miller, MD, MS, currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at The Stonington Institute and directly supervises the medical and psychiatric care that is provided to the active duty and military veteran clients admitted to The Starlight Program. Furthermore, Dr. Miller has clinical oversight of the adjacent detoxification unit where some of the clients who are admitted to The Starlight Program initially stay for the first several days that they are on campus so that they can be medically stabilized. Prior to his arrival at The Stonington Institute in September 2017, Dr. Miller has held several different positions in the field of psychiatry inclusive of Unit Director at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence, Rhode Island, Chief of Psychiatry at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and Director of Behavioral Health for South County Health in Wakefield, Rhode Island. Additionally, during his residency training he spent six months embedded with the Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) Team operating out of the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, an experience that he feels largely influenced his decision to eventually join Stonington Institute.

Dr. Miller completed his undergraduate studies at Middlebury College, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry in 1999. From there, he completed his Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in May 2001. He went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School in 2007 and completed his adult psychiatry residency training through the University of Michigan in 2011. While there, Dr. Miller also completed a one year fellowship in psychodynamic psychotherapy and developed interests in forensic, addiction, and emergency psychiatry.

He currently resides in East Greenwich, Rhode Island with his wife Lindsay and their three children, Parker, Bentley, and Charlotte, as well as two dogs, Rupert and Sophie. In his spare time, Dr. Miller likes to travel and cook, but more often can be found coaching his daughter’s recreational tee ball team or taking his kids for ice cream.

John ChardavoyneJohn Chardavoyne, MD, is the Director of Medical Services at the Stonington Institute Partial Hospital/IOP Program. He formerly was a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Denver and was a Psychiatrist and Director of Outpatient Services at EDCare. He previously had a private practice of Psychiatry. Additionally, he formerly was the Medical Director of the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic at the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was also a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine and a Clinical Instructor at the Yale School of Nursing. Additionally, he was a Medical Director for The Yale-New Haven Hospital Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient Programs Clinic in Hamden, CT. He graduated from the University of Rochester and then earned his M.D. from Upstate Medical University. He completed his training in psychiatry at the University of Colorado Denver, where he also served as Chief Resident of Outpatient Psychiatry at the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He then finished a fellowship in Dialectical Behavior Therapy at the Yale University Department of Psychiatry. From 2012-2017 he underwent supervision by Dr. Frank Yeomans in Transference-Focused Psychotherapy. From 2016-2018 he received Dissociative Identity Disorder educational consultation by Dr. Richard Chefetz. While affiliated with Yale University, he co-founded the Yale Philosophy and Psychiatry Group. In 2013 the Connecticut Psychiatric Society awarded him the Roger Coleman Memorial Award Service to Patients for responding after the Sandy Hook tragedy.

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