Honoring Dr. Navdeep Kang

Dr. Navdeep Kang is the epitome of the complete alignment of our rich tradition in having a lasting, positive impact on the communities we serve and our commitment to medical excellence. We are so proud of his work in the fight against the opioid epidemic and grateful that he is being honored as a 2018 Obama Foundation Fellow.

Mercy Health Director of Operations for Behavioral Health Services, Dr. Navdeep Kang has been selected to join the inaugural 2018 Fellows class. Dr. Kang was chosen from more than 20,000 applicants from 191 countries. He will join a two-year, non-residential program that brings together 20 leaders representing 11 countries around the world who are creating transformational change on many of the world's most pressing problems.

In His Words
When the next generation asks ‘What did you do when the biggest drug epidemic hit this country?’ we want to be able say – and I think we will be able to say now – that we did something that no one had ever seen before.
Navdeep S. Kang, PsyD, HSP, CGP
Director of Operations, Behavioral Health


The Obama Foundation selected Dr. Kang to continue his work at Mercy Health building a regional collaborative network to treat addiction and develop a comprehensive continuum of care for patients struggling with opiate addiction.

Our Progress in the Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic:

Use the links below to learn more about some of our recent work in the fight against opiate addiction.