Angelo Sambunaris, MD
Angelo Sambunaris, MD is the Chief Medical Officer at Threat Suppression, Incorporated. Angelo is a board-certified forensic psychiatrist and a certified physician investigator. Angelo has practiced as a physician since 1987. Angelo has spent more than 25 years working with some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, directly leading more than 200 major clinical research trials. Angelo is widely recognized as a national expert on post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorder, brain-based disorders, and behavioral threat management. Angelo also currently serves as a hostage negotiator with the North Fulton County (Atlanta) SWAT team.
Angelo is currently the Medical Director for the Institute for Advanced Medical Research (IAMR). At IAMR, Angelo focuses on clinical research for schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression, and anxiety. Angelo is also a clinical professor at Mercer University, where he specializes in neuropharmacodynamics. Angelo still regularly sees patients, with a large emphasis on military veterans and public safety responders.
Angelo enlisted in the United States Army in 1976 and served three years of active duty. Following active duty, he joined the Colorado National Guard and was assigned to the 19th Special Forces Group. After graduating from medical school, he returned to the Guard and joined the 147th Combat Support Hospital. Angelo reached the rank of Major with the Colorado National Guard directly supervising numerous enlisted personnel and commissioned officers. Angelo has conducted multiple missions to Central and South America supporting Special Operations missions and humanitarian missions.
After serving with the Colorado National Guard, Angelo transferred over to active duty with the U.S. Public Health Service as a clinical fellow at the National Institute of Public Health. Angelo was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel with the U.S. Public Health Service. Angelo’s extensive experience as a military veteran has fueled his passion for research and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Angelo received his Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude) and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Angelo conducted psychiatric residency at the University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver. He then conducted additional externships in adult psychiatry and neuropsychiatry. Angelo has conducted research at Los Alamos National Laboratories, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Neuropsychiatric Research Hospital at St. Elizabeth’s, and Hershey Medical Center. Angelo has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. Angelo has presented at numerous major conferences in the United States, Canada, Spain, Sweden, and France. Angelo can be reached at asamburanris@ThreatSuppression.com.