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Stephen Holt

MD, MS, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine); Director, Addiction Recovery Clinic, Internal Medicine; Co-Director, Clinician Educator Distinctions Pathway, Internal Medicine; Associate Program Director, Ambulatory Education, Yale Primary Care Residency Program, Internal Medicine

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Stephen Holt, MD, MS, FACP

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Biography

Stephen Holt attended Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons and subsequently completed his residency training and Chief Residency at Yale's Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program before joining the program as an Assistant Professor. He currently serves as the Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Education in the Primary Care Program. His areas of interest include addiction medicine, medical education, and the art and science of physical diagnosis. Current clinical activities include ambulatory clinic precepting, co-directing the Addiction Recovery Clinic at SRC, and general medicine ward attending several months per year. He runs the Musculoskeletal Exam Workshop Series within the Primary Care training program, and co-directs Medical Education Electives at both the medical student and post-graduate level. He also gives recurring lectures on physical diagnosis and addiction medicine topics within the Yale Affiliated Hospital network.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons (2004)
  • MS
    Yale University (2000)
  • BS
    James Madison University (1997)
  • Chief Resident
    Yale University Primary Care Program
  • Medical Resident
    Yale University Primary Care Program
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2007, recertified: 2017)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Addiction Medicine, Addiction Medicine (2014)

Activities

  • Course Director for video lecture series for all “Physical Exam” content
    Leipzig, Germany 2020
  • 15th Annual Geriatrics Conference: Pharmacotherapy for Alcohol Use Disorder
    Burlington, United States 2020
  • “Pharmacotherapy for Alcohol Use Disorder”, “Opiate agonist therapy for Opioid Use Disorder”, and “Safe Opioid Prescribing and Urine Drug Testing”
    Montclair, United States 2019
  • Course Director for video lecture series for all “Dermatology” and “Rheumatology” content
    Leipzig, Germany 2019
  • Addiction Medicine topics, various
    Fort Lauderdale, United States 2019
  • Medical Grand Rounds: Unhealthy Drinking: What’s Our Disorder?
    New Britain, United States 2019
  • Resident Co-facilitation of Shared Medical Appointments for Patients with Substance Use Disorders: Impact on Confidence, Knowledge, and Attitudes in Treating Addiction
    Boston, United States 2019
  • Workshop: Beyond the Differential - Evidence-Based Strategies for Facilitating Morning Report.
    Philadelphia, United States 2019
  • Requirements for an Automated Warm Handoff from the ED to Opioid Treatment Centers.
    Las Vegas, United States 2019
  • Spring Education Pre-Course: Addiction Medicine in Internal Medicine Training - Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder and Other Addictions
    Philadelphia, United States 2019
  • Medical Grand Rounds: Unhealthy Drinking: What’s Our Disorder?
    Bridgeport, United States 2018
  • Understanding Opioid Addiction
    New Britain, United States 2018
  • Workshop: “This Is On Us”: Building addiction treatment education in a primary care resident clinic.
    San Antonio, United States 2018
  • Development and Assessment of Clinician Acceptability for a Medication Decision-Making Software Application
    Southington, United States 2018
  • Multi-site qualitative study on the role of morning report in internal medicine residency
    Southington, United States 2018
  • Multi-site qualitative study on the characteristics of effective chief resident-led morning reports in internal medicine residency
    Hempstead, United States 2018
  • Unhealthy Drinking
    New Haven, United States 2017
  • Medical Grand Rounds: Unhealthy Drinking: What’s Our Disorder?
    Hanover, United States 2017
  • Medical Grand Rounds: Putnam’s Gambit and the Case of the Duplicitous Lymph Node
    Bridgeport, United States 2017
  • Workshop: When Less is More: A Practical, Patient-Centered Guide to Tapering Prescription Opioids.
    Washington, United States 2017
  • Workshop: Resilience, compassion, joy. Fostering a meaningful life in the practice of medicine.
    Dallas, United States 2017
  • Flipping the classroom on interview day
    Dallas, United States 2017
  • The impact of injectable naltrexone on antiretroviral therapy adherence, HIV viral load, and drinking in HIV-positive heavy drinkers
    Denver, United States 2017
  • Multi-site qualitative study on the characteristics of effective chief resident-led morning reports in internal medicine residency
    Boston, United States 2017
  • Addiction Relapse and Recovery
    Cheshire, United States 2016
  • Unhealthy Drinking and Oral Health
    West Haven, United States 2016
  • Invited workshop on examination of the painful knee
    Southington, United States 2016
  • Interview: Doctors Who Prescribe Painkillers Face Tough Decisions And Minimal Training
    Hartford, United States 2016
  • Interview: For Patients Suffering From Heroin Addiction, Suboxone Can Provide One Road Out
    Hartford, United States 2016
  • Interview: Why Are So Many Suboxone Patients Buying the Drug on the Street?
    Hartford, United States 2016
  • Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome in a Young Woman Eventually Diagnosed with Acute Intermittent Porphyria
    New Haven, United States 2016
  • Keys to improving trainee satisfaction in the ambulatory setting
    New Haven, United States 2016
  • Medical Grand Rounds: The Physical Exam: Revitalizing Yesterday’s Tools for Today’s Practitioners
    Bridgeport, United States 2015
  • Cocaine: Ancient Elixir, Modern Calamity
    Bridgeport, United States 2015
  • The Addiction Recovery Clinic: A novel primary-care based approach to teaching Addiction Medicine
    Washington, United States 2015
  • The Addiction Recovery Clinic: A novel primary-care based approach to teaching Addiction Medicine
    Toronto, Canada 2015
  • Muddied Waters? Ulcerative Colitis vs Shigellosis: Diagnostic errors in a patient with bloody diarrhea
    Toronto, Canada 2015
  • Workshop on Strategies for Teaching at the Bedside
    Houston, United States 2015
  • Spring Education Pre-Course: Integrating Coaching Into Your Residency Program
    Houston, United States 2015
  • Ischemic Colitis: The body's quick cure for polycythemia vera
    Washington, United States 2015
  • The pressure is on: A case of a young woman presenting with PRES diagnosed with Acute Intermittent Porphyria
    Southington, United States 2015
  • Workshop: Strategies for Teaching the Musculoskeletal Exam
    Worcester, United States 2015
  • Early support for a grass-roots, Team-based approach to ambulatory care in a resident clinic
    San Diego, United States 2014
  • Stealthy schistocytes: a Case of TTP masquerading as hypertensive urgency
    Southington, United States 2014
  • Experiential Learning of the Musculoskeletal Exam among Internal Medicine Residents
    Denver, United States 2013
  • Chief Resident Workshop on Conflict Resolution
    Orlando, United States 2013
  • Experiential Learning of the Musculoskeletal Exam among Internal Medicine Residents
    New Haven, United States 2013

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
“Best Doctors in America” List, Internal MedicineConnecticut Magazine2020
Early Career Physician Teaching AwardAmerican College of Physicians, CT Chapter2019
“Best Doctors in America” List, Internal MedicineConnecticut Magazine2019
Faculty Teacher of the YearYale Primary Care Residency Program2017
New Investigator/Educator AwardAssociation for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse2016
Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine AwardYale School of Medicine2014
Faculty Teacher of the YearYale Primary Care Residency Program2009
John W. Brackett Award for Resident TeacherYale Primary Care Program2007
Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine AwardColumbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons2004
Family Physicians ScholarshipNew York Academy of Family Physicians2002

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
American Society of Addiction MedicineClinical Champion for ASAM Alcohol Withdrawal Management Guideline Development Project2018 - 2019
Journal of Substance Abuse TreatmentReviewer2015 - 2019
Agency for Healthcare Research and QualityExpert Reviewer for AHRQ report, "Screening, Behavioral Counseling, and Referral in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse2011
Journal of General Internal MedicineReviewer2010 - 2017

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