Varun Choudhary MD, MA, DFAPA is a Board-Certified Forensic Psychiatrist who served as the National Behavioral Health Chief Medical Officer from July 2019 to July 2021. Dr. Choudhary has worked in the mental health industry for over 16 years providing care to patients in the public sector, correctional arena, private practice, and community-based settings. He has been a consultant to the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in Virginia in the past and is currently the Governor-appointed Psychiatrist to the state Behavioral Health Board for the Commonwealth. Dr. Choudhary has been a practicing Tele-psychiatrist since 2006 and previously helped develop Telehealth departments in two different companies. Dr. Choudhary is active in policy, legislation, and behavioral health advocacy. He is the incoming President of the Medical Society of Virginia Foundation as well as a Board member for the Psychiatric Society of Virginia and Medical Society of Virginia. In addition, Dr. Choudhary is an Area 5 American Psychiatric Association Assembly representative and a Distinguished Fellow of the APA.