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Deepa Camenga

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Associate Director of Pediatric Programs, Yale Program in Addiction Medicine; Associate Professor on Term, Chronic Disease Epidemiology

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Deepa Camenga, MD, MHS, FAAP

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Dr. Deepa Camenga is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Section of Research at Yale. She is a Physician-Scientist who is board certified in pediatrics and addiction medicine with expertise in adolescent addiction. Her research aims to improve the identification and treatment of substance use and substance use disorders among youth in pediatric settings. She is also the Associate Director for Pediatric Programs for the Yale Program in Addiction Medicine. In this role, she is one of a very few clinicians in the state that prescribes medication treatment for adolescents with opioid use disorder. She also leads an innovative addiction medicine tele-consult service for local school-based health centers and treats adolescents and young adults at the APT Foundation. In 2017, Dr. Camenga was elected to serve on a national American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Substance Use and Prevention, tasked with protecting and improving the health and well-being of children and adolescents throughout the country.

Dr. Camenga completed her medical education and residency training at the University of Rochester, NY. Dr. Camenga completed a fellowship in health services research through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at Yale.

Education & Training

  • MHS
    Yale School of Medicine, Health Services Research (2012)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Yale School of Medicine (2012)
  • Chief Resident
    Children's Strong Hospital, Rochester, New York (2009)
  • Residency
    University of Rochester Golisano Children Hospital (2008)
  • MD
    Univ of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry (2005)
  • BA
    Yale University (2000)

Professional Service

American Academy of PediatricsProgram Planning Committee, American Academy of Pediatrics’ 2019 National Conference and Exhibition Pediatrics for the 21st Century2018 - Present
American Academy of PediatricsMember, Committee on Substance Use and Prevention2016 - Present
Academic Pediatric AssociationCo-Chair, Pediatric Tobacco Issues Special Interest Group2013 - 2015

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