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David Fiellin, MD

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

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David Fiellin, MD

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Dr. Fiellin has focused his scholarly work on the interface between primary care, general healthcare settings and addiction. He is an Internal Medicine physician Board Certified in Addiction Medicine. He serves as the inaugural Director of the Yale Program in Addiction Medicine. He conducts research on the transfer of treatments for opioid use disorder and alcohol use disorder from specialized settings to office-based, primary care, Emergency Department and HIV specialty settings. He has served as Principal Investigator on multiple NIH-funded research clinical trials, observational studies and implementation science. He has received awards from the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, AMERSA and the the Hazelden-Betty Ford Foundation. He is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Addiction Medicine, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, and Substance Abuse and is Co-Editor of Alcohol, Other Drugs & Health: Current Evidence and the Principles of Addiction Medicine, 4th, 5th and 6th Editions. He has served on the Board of Directors of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence and as Co-Chair of the Substance Abuse Task Force for the Society of General Internal Medicine.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Yale School of Medicine (1997)
  • Chief Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital and West Haven Veterans Affairs Medical Center (1995)
  • Intern, Junior, and Senior Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (1994)
  • MD
    Emory University (1991)
  • Student Intern
    Emory University School of Medicine (1989)
  • BA
    Earlham College (1983)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Elected MemberAssociation of American Physicians2024
James H. Tharp AwardAmerican Society of Addiction Medicine2022
Dan Anderson Research AwardHazelden-Betty Ford Foundation2016
W. Anderson Spickard Jr. Excellence in Mentorship AwardAssociation for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA)2014
American Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Award “For expanding the frontiers of the field of Addiction Medicine and broadening our understanding of the addiction process, through research and innovation”American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)2008
Elected Member, Board of DirectorsCollege on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD)2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Nyswander/Dole Award "To recognize extraordinary work and service in the opioid treatment field”.American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence2006
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar AwardThe Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Yale University School of Medicine2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Semi-Finalist, Best Abstract AwardNational Conference of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse2000
Clinical Investigator AwardSociety of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), New England Region2000
Best Abstract AwardNational Conference of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse1999
Henry Christian Award for Most Meritorious Abstract (Health Services Research: Impact on Clinical Care)Annual Meeting of the American Federation for Medical Research1997
Physician Scientist AwardYale University School of Medicine, Substance Abuse Center1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

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