Dr. Chugh is a native of Buffalo, New York and completed his undergraduate education at SUNY at Buffalo. He completed his doctoral training in Clinical Child Psychology at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, obtaining his Ph.D. in 1999. During his training, Dr. Chugh primarily worked with young children from birth to 12 years with an emphasis on developmental assessment and behavioral interventions for children with pediatric feeding disorders and other complex medical and developmental needs. Dr. Chugh then moved to Boston, Massachusetts to complete his internship at Franciscan Hospital for Children where he worked on with inpatient and outpatient clients on a diverse range of issues.
He subsequently worked at Mercy Care Center of Northern New York in Watertown, New York where he served as the Director of Children’s Services. As part of his time there, Dr. Chugh participated in the National Health Service Corps, an organization dedicated to enhancing healthcare services to underserved communities. This experience allowed Dr. Chugh to provide supervision and training to psychologists, therapists, and other personnel, as well as to provide community workshops on an array of issues, and further refine his ideas about behavioral interventions. Dr. Chugh returned to Western New York in 2003 when he joined the East Amherst Psychology Group in East Amherst, New York.