Meet The Team

Meet Awakenings Treatment Center Team Member, Mark Jaffe, M.D.

Mark Jaffe, M.D.

Independently Affiliated Psychiatrist


Mark Jaffe, M.D. graduated from UCLA cum laude in 1987. He then attended the University of Southern California medical school and completed his internship and residency in psychiatry at the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. 

Dr. Jaffe also completed two years of fellowship training at the USC Institute of Psychiatry and Law, where he is a clinical associate professor of psychiatry. He is board-certified in general and forensic psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

During his residency and fellowship training at the LAC+USC Medical Center, Dr. Jaffe was responsible for triage, evaluation, treatment, admission, and disposition of emergent psychiatric patients in a 2000-bed facility. The medical center comprised the pediatric, women’s, and general hospital departments and served the greater Los Angeles area.

Dr. Jaffe currently consults for the Los Angeles County Superior and Municipal Courts and is a member of the expert witness panel. He has provided consultations to various agencies including the United States Postal Service, the Medical Board of California, the United States Department of Justice’s Federal Bureau of Prisons, Long Beach Rapid Transit, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and the Los Angeles County Mental Health Court. He has performed many evaluations for various agencies, courts, and attorneys on cases that involve the use of drugs and alcohol during the commission of crimes or during employment.

During the 25 years comprising his medical education, training, and experience, Dr. Jaffe has had the privilege of evaluating and treating thousands of people with addiction, mental health issues, and chronic pain.

We are privileged to have Dr. Jaffe on our staff at Awakenings Treatment Center to provide our clients with the thoughtful, sophisticated support they require through their recovery and healing journey.