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Yale Addiction Medicine Consult Service

The Yale Addiction Medicine Consult Service (YAMCS) is a hospital-based service started in October 2018 and currently comprises a team of attending physicians, Addiction Medicine Fellows, advanced practice providers, social workers and health promotion advocates. The service is headed by Medical Director and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Melissa Weimer. YAMCS provides addiction assessment and treatment to patients who are hospitalized at both campuses of Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) for a range of medical conditions including substance use disorder (SUD) and other relevant medical disorders, such as chronic pain, pregnancy, and infective endocarditis. In 2020, Dr. Weimer and Dr. Deepa Camenga expanded YAMCS to provide services to adolescents and young adults who are hospitalized at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. Patients seen by YAMCS are offered evidence-based treatment during hospitalization and connected to ongoing addiction care in the community after hospital discharge. The consult service is a primary training site for the ACGME-accredited Yale Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program and serves as a clinical training site and an elective rotation for medical students, health professions students, Yale Palliative Care Fellows, and also for Yale Primary Care (YPC) residents and physician associate (PA) students.

Affiliated Faculty

  • Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Medical Director of the Addiction Medicine Consult Service, Program in Addiction Medicine; Associate Program Director of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program, Medicine

  • Professor of Medicine (General Medicine); Program Director, Addiction Medicine Fellowship, Internal Medicine; Academic Advisor, Office of Student Affairs; Associate Director for Education and Training, Program in Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine; Vice-chief for Education, General Internal Medicine; Professor, Chronic Disease Epidemiology

  • Assistant Professor; Program Director, Collaborative Behavioral Health & Addiction Medicine in Primary Care (CHAMP), General Internal Medicine; Associate Program Director, Yale Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program, Program in Addiction Medicine

  • Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine); Director of POCUS for Internal Medicine Residencies and Hospitalist Program, General Internal Medicine; Director of the YSM Physical Exam Course, Yale Medicine

  • Professor of Medicine (General Medicine), of Emergency Medicine, and of Public Health; Vice Chief of Faculty Affairs, General Internal Medicine; Director, Program in Addiction Medicine

  • Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine); Director, Addiction Recovery Clinic, Internal Medicine; Associate Program Director, Ambulatory Education, Yale Primary Care Residency Program, Internal Medicine; Co-Director, Racism, Bias, and Advocacy in Medicine Distinctions Pathway, Internal Medicine

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine); Associate Program Director, Yale Primary Care Residency; Chair, Clinical Competency Committee, Yale Primary Care Residency