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Kenneth Morford, MD

Assistant Professor; Program Director, Collaborative Behavioral Health & Addiction Medicine in Primary Care (CHAMP), General Internal Medicine
Kenneth Morford
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Kenneth Morford, MD grew up abroad in Japan, Korea and France before settling in the U.S. where he went to Vassar College to study neuroscience and art. He received his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and completed internal medicine training in the Yale Primary Care Residency Program. He served as chief resident at the West Haven VA Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education and then graduated from the Yale Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program. He was a scholar in the NIDA-funded Research in Addiction Medicine Scholars (RAMS) Program from 2017-2019 and studied the impact of benzodiazepine use on treatment retention in a low threshold, open access methadone program. He is program director of the HRSA-funded Collaborative Behavioral Health and Addiction Medicine in Primary Care (CHAMP) Program, which provides Yale primary care residents, PA students, and faculty with enhanced training in behavioral health, addiction medicine, and provider wellness.  He also serves as a section leader for the Yale Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience (ILCE) and a faculty affiliate for the Yale Program for Humanities in Medicine. He is passionate about medical education, interprofessional collaboration, substance use disorders research, and integrating addiction medicine into primary care. 

Education & Training

  • MD
    George Washington University School of Medicine (2013)
  • BA
    Vassar College (2006)
  • Addiction Medicine Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine
  • Chief Resident
    Yale University School of Medicine
  • Resident
    Yale University School of Medicine
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2016, recertified: 2019)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Preventive Medicine, Addiction Medicine (Preventive Medicine) (2019)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Winner, 7th Annual ASAM EducationalConnecticut American Society of Addiction Medicine2018
Recipient, 2018 Ruth Fox Memorial Endowment Fund ScholarshipAmerican Society of Addiction Medicine2018
Power Day Resident AwardYale University School of Medicine2017

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