Addiction Medicine Fellowship
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Addiction Medicine Fellowship

The Institute for Family Health offers a one-year fellowship in addiction medicine. A need exists for qualified and well-trained addiction medicine specialist physicians who can provide specialized treatment for patients, and who can work across a variety of settings in primary care.

Curriculum and Setting

  1. Public Health/Epidemiology activities directed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH)
    • Three week orientation and epidemiology “bootcamp” as part of Mental Health Service Corps
    • One month rotation with the Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use, NYCDOHMH
    • Prepare and deliver presentation regarding addiction
    • Participate in NYCDOHMH Addiction Medicine Consultations
  2. Three months inpatient addiction rotations at the Mount Sinai – Beth Israel Hospital and Mount Sinai West inpatient addiction services.
  3. One month rotation at the Mount Sinai – Beth Israel Methadone Program.
  4. Outpatient addiction treatment clinical rotations, including one month at Realization Institute followed by weekly continuity sessions during year.
  5. Primary care continuity clinic where fellow will practice full scope family medicine (prenatal care optional). While patients suffering addiction will be a large part of the practice, immediate and extended family members will receive care as well. The fellow will be considered part of the provider team for their health center and participate in cross coverage of all the practice patients. There is no weekend or night hospital coverage, though fellows are expected to take first call for their own patients’ calls after hours.
  6. Attend Weekly Addiction Medicine rounds (Thursday PMs) where consults will be presented as well as talks (some by fellows) will be given.
  7. Fellow will participate in consultations for Institute patients with substance use disorders as well as participate in the design and delivery of provider training in medication assisted therapies for Opioid and Alcohol use disorders. We hope to develop structures to allow consultations regarding inpatients and pregnant women.
  8. Fellow will participate in two-day Hepatitis C and HIV Preceptorships conducted by Mount Sinai Medical Center.
  9. Ongoing Management of Hepatitis C infected patients until deemed independent by Infectious Disease Specialist.
  10. Fellowship is for one year with an option to continue a second year for research.

Program Leadership

How to Apply

Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year are now being accepted.  The due date for applications is January 31, 2020. Please download the application form and follow the instructions to apply.

Addiction Medicine Fellowship ImageAbigail Herron, DO
Addiction Medicine Fellowship ImageJoseph Lurio, MD