Second Vice President – ArizonaGeorge Stavros has been involved in health care delivery system since 1965, and in the drug abuse field since 1969. He received his M.D. degree (1962) from Creighton University and interned at Wilford Hall USAF Hospital. He was stationed at Castle Air Force Base until October 1965, when he was discharged and then set up Family Practice in Phoenix, AZ.Dr. Stavros was a founding physician of CODAC, Community Organization for Drug Abuse Control, in 1969 and has been active in drug abuse control since that time. He has been a Medical Director for a number of substance clinics for the past 30 years. Presently, Dr. Stavros is owner and Medical Director of six clinics in Arizona and three in Montana. Dr. Stavros is the Arizona representative to the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence Board of Directors, Chairman of the Medication Committee and a member of the Policy Committee of the Board and Second Vice President of the Board. He has spoken and consulted extensively throughout the United States on drug abuse and aviation safety. Dr. Stavros was a senior medical examiner for the FAA unjtil he retired in 2011. He is a commercial instrument rated multi-engine and helicopter pilot. He is a retired colonel from the Air National Guard.
Dr. Stavros and his wife Susie have six children and 13 grandchildren. They spend the majority of their time in Mexico doing free medical clinics for the poor in the northern sea of Cortez town of Puerto Penasco.