Dr. Petros Levounis Presents Grand Rounds on February 12th

Levounis Photo 2013

New York, NY (February 5, 2016) – Petros Levounis, MD, MA will present the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s February Grand Rounds. His presentation, entitled “Recovery in Mental Health and Recovery in Addiction Treatment,” will address similarities and differences between the concept of recovery in mental health and in addiction treatment and discuss the pros and cons of integrating mental health with addiction services.

Dr. Levounis is Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Chief of Service at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. Dr. Levounis moved to Rutgers from Columbia University where he served as Director of the Addiction Institute of New York and Chief of Addiction Psychiatry at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals from 2002 to 2013. Dr. Levounis is board-certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. His academic interests include the psychotherapy and psychopharmacology of addiction and co-occurring psychiatric disorders, the teaching of Psychiatry, gay and lesbian mental health, and the behavioral addictions. He is a Betty Ford Scholar; a member and Laughlin Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists; and a recipient of the 2008 Coalition Leadership Award, the Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents, the Nancy Roeske Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education, the U.S. State Department Speaker and Specialist Award, and the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists’ 2012 Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Levounis serves on the boards of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), and from 2005 to 2009 chaired the national Committee on Addiction Treatment of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Dr. Levounis is an ASAM Fellow and a Distinguished Fellow of the APA.

As part of the Mount Sinai Health System’s virtual campus, videoconferencing will be offered with the Beth Israel Medical Center’s Department of Family Medicine and the Mount Sinai-affiliated Mid-Hudson Family Practice Residency in Kingston.

The event will be held from 8-9am on Friday, February 12th in Mount Sinai’s Hatch Auditorium in the Guggenheim Pavilion (1468 Madison Avenue), 2nd Floor. A light breakfast will be served at 7:30am.

Grand Rounds are open to all and occur on the second Friday of every month throughout the year.