Treatment Center Staff


At California Highlands Addiction Treatment Vistas, we understand how challenging facing the disease of addiction can be on both the addicted person and their loved ones. That’s why our California Highlands Addiction Treatment Vistas team is determined to bring you the very best in addiction treatment care. The staff at CHAT Vistas is composed of both highly experienced and caring addiction treatment professionals. With years of first-hand clinical experience and a dynamic approach to addiction treatment at their┬ádisposal, our staff is ready and willing to help you and your loved ones gain the priceless peace of mind that comes hand-in-hand with long-term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

Dr. Sunder

Dr. Keerthy Sunder

Chief Medical Officer

With a driving passion for understanding how the entire body works together for better health, Dr. Keerthy Sunder, M.D. brings more than twenty years of experience to the Mind & Body Treatment and Research Institute, at which he is the Chief Medical Officer and Founder. Born in India, his idyllic early childhood in the beautiful Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan had a profound influence on his philosophy and career path, including his deep desire to integrate the mind, body, and soul into all his professional and personal endeavors.

Dr. Sunder holds diplomates from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Addiction Medicine, and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, London. He is also a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, a Board Member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), San Jacinto, and an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Addiction Therapy and Research.

He is also a Dream Builder Member of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM), a member of the credentialing committee for the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the International Association for Trauma Professionals.

Also serving as a speaker at many national and international conferences, Dr. Sunder has presented in Oxford, England, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Annual Convention in Anaheim, California. His work has been published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, and most recently, the Journal of Addiction Therapy and Research. His latest publication raises awareness of the importance of Mindfulness Meditation in building Resilience in the throes of Addictions and PTSD. He has gained extensive experience in the treatment of PostTraumatic Stress Disorder for returning War Veterans during his tenure with San Diego Veterans Affairs Health Care System. He is currently a Principal Investigator for a PTSD Study for returning War Veterans and has developed an innovative mindfulness based online program for returning war veterans.

He is the author of an Amazon International Best Seller Addictions: Face Your Addiction and Save Your Life. He is also a co-author for the book Success Blueprint with renowned author Brian Tracy, adding Best Selling Author to his list of impressive accomplishments.

If you or someone you care about is suffering from substance abuse and is ready to take first steps towards recovery and a better, sober tomorrow, California Highlands Addiction Treatment Vistas can help. We offer medical detox treatment with a seamless transition into ongoing care through to our post-treatment alumni program.

Through his life and work, Dr. Sunder continues to strive to help all individuals achieve resilience and peak performance in their lives.

Call (888) 721-5606 now to speak with one of our addiction specialists about which of our treatment programs is best for you or your loved one or contact us online for more information.