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INFORMATION FOR

Stephen Holt

MD, MS, FACP, FASAM
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

Appointments

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

  • Chief Resident
    Yale University Primary Care Program (2008)
  • Medical Resident
    Yale University Primary Care Program (2007)
  • MD
    Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons (2004)
  • MS
    Yale University, Neuroscience (2000)
  • BS
    James Madison University, Psychology (1997)

Activities

  • Integrating Contingency Management Into an Academic Outpatient Addiction Clinic for Patients With Cocaine Use Disorder
    Boston, MA, United States 2022
    Oral presentation
  • Ambulatory management of alcohol withdrawal
    Boston, MA, United States 2022
    Workshop: Ambulatory management of alcohol withdrawal
  • Low-Dose Buprenorphine Induction
    Noon conference 2022
    Noon conference
  • Medical Grand Rounds: Pharmacotherapy for Alcohol Use Disorder
    South Bend, Indiana 2022
    Medical Grand Rounds: Pharmacotherapy for Alcohol Use Disorder
  • Musculoskeletal Exam, Workshop Director
    San Diego, CA, United States 2022
    Musculoskeletal Exam, Workshop Director
  • Addiction Medicine in the Primary Care Setting
    San Diego, CA, United States 2022
    Healthcare World of Tomorrow
  • Medical Grand Rounds: Ambulatory management of alcohol withdrawal
    Bridgeport, CT, United States 2022
    Medical Grand Rounds
  • The Role of the Physical Exam
    Lecturio On-Line platform 2022
    Lecturio Live Stream
  • Alcohol Use Disorder
    Chicago, IL, United States 2022
    ASAM Review Course
  • Get in the Spirit with Ambulatory Alcohol Withdrawal
    https://thecurbsiders.com/addiction 2022
    Episode #2 Get in the Spirit with Ambulatory Alcohol Withdrawal
  • Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder
    Project ECHO Virtual Clinic 2022
    Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder
  • Visiting Professor: Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder; Musculoskeletal Exam of the Shoulder; Stimulant Use Disorders
    Burlington, VT, United States 2022
    Visiting Professor and Medical Grand Rounds Speaker
  • Bridging Care for Patients With Stimulant Use Disorders
    Hickory, NC, United States 2022
    Bridging Care for Patients With Stimulant Use Disorders
  • Beyond the Differential - Evidence-Based Strategies for Facilitating Morning Report
    Charlotte, NC, United States 2022
    Workshop: Beyond the Differential - Evidence-Based Strategies for Facilitating Morning Report
  • Medical Grand Rounds: Managing Opioid Use Disorder in the Hospital
    Medical Grand Rounds 2022
    Medical Grand Rounds: Managing Opioid Use Disorder in the Hospital
  • Course Director: Essentials of Addiction Medicine
    Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria 2022
    Course Director: Essentials of Addiction Medicine
  • Visiting Professor: Opiate agonist therapy for Opioid Use Disorder, Providers Clinical Support System
    South Bend, IN, United States 2021
    Providers Clinical Support System – Medication-Assisted Treatment, Training Instructor
  • Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder in a Hospital Setting
    Zoom Webinar, Course Co-Director 2021
    Invited Speaker. Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder in a Hospital Setting
  • Treating Unhealthy Alcohol Use: What’s Our Disorder?
    Primary Care CME-series 2021
    Treating Unhealthy Alcohol Use: What’s Our Disorder?
  • Pollutants, Pandemics, and Precipitated Withdrawal: The Case for Simplifying Buprenorphine Microinduction in the Outpatient Setting
    45th Annual National Conference, Oral Presentation (Senior Author, Lead Author: Cohen, S.) 2021
    2021 AMERSA 45th Annual National Conference
  • Role of the Physical Exam
    Lecturio On-line platform 2021
    Lecturio Live Stream
  • Quitting Smoking: The Myths and the Medicine
    Bridgeport, CT, United States 2021
    Medical Grand Rounds
  • Pharmacotherapy for Alcohol Use Disorder
    Invited speaker 2021
    Invited Speaker. 16th Annual Geriatrics Conference: Pharmacotherapy for Alcohol Use Disorder (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
  • Integrating Social Media Data with Electronic Health Records to better Understand Opioid Use Disorder
    Bethesda, MD, United States 2020
    Annual Meeting
  • Developing Resident CHAMP-ions to Practice Behavioral Health and Addiction Medicine in Primary Care
    Boston, MA, United States 2020
    Developing Resident CHAMP-ions to Practice Behavioral Health and Addiction Medicine in Primary Care
  • Course Director: Video lecture series for all Physical Examination content
    Leipzig, SN, Germany 2020
    Course Director. Video lecture series for all “Physical Exam” content
  • Visiting Professor. “Pharmacotherapy for Alcohol Use Disorder”, “Opiate agonist therapy for Opioid Use Disorder”, and “Safe Opioid Prescribing and Urine Drug Testing”
    Montclair, NJ, United States 2019
    Visiting Professor Speaker. “Pharmacotherapy for Alcohol Use Disorder”, “Opiate agonist therapy for Opioid Use Disorder”, and “Safe Opioid Prescribing and Urine Drug Testing”
  • Course Director: Video lecture series for all Dermatology and Rheumatology content
    Leipzig, SN, Germany 2019
    Course Director. Video lecture series for all “Dermatology” and “Rheumatology” content
  • Course Director: Addiction Medicine topics, various
    Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States 2019
    Course Director. Addiction Medicine topics, various
  • Resident Co-facilitation of Shared Medical Appointments for Patients with Substance Use Disorders: Impact on Confidence, Knowledge, and Attitudes in Treating Addiction
    Boston, MA, 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
  • Beyond the Differential - Evidence-Based Strategies for Facilitating Morning Report.
    Philadelphia, PA, United States 2019
    Beyond the Differential - Evidence-Based Strategies for Facilitating Morning Report.
  • Requirements for an Automated Warm Handoff from the ED to Opioid Treatment Centers.
    Las Vegas, NV, United States 2019
    Requirements for an Automated Warm Handoff from the ED to Opioid Treatment Centers.
  • Spring Education Pre-Course: Addiction Medicine in Internal Medicine Training - Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder and Other Addictions
    Philadelphia, PA, United States 2019
    Spring Education Pre-Course: Addiction Medicine in Internal Medicine Training - Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder and Other Addictions
  • Understanding Opioid Addiction
    New Britain, CT, United States 2018
    Invited Speaker. Understanding Opioid Addiction
  • “This Is On Us”: Building addiction treatment education in a primary care resident clinic.
    San Antonio, TX, United States 2018
    “This Is On Us”: Building addiction treatment education in a primary care resident clinic.
  • Multi-site qualitative study on the characteristics of effective chief resident-led morning reports in internal medicine residency
    Hempstead, NY, United States 2018
    Multi-site qualitative study on the characteristics of effective chief resident-led morning reports in internal medicine residency
  • Medical Grand Rounds: Unhealthy Drinking: What’s Our Disorder?
    Hanover, NH, United States 2017
    Medical Grand Rounds: Unhealthy Drinking: What’s Our Disorder?
  • When Less is More: A Practical, Patient-Centered Guide to Tapering Prescription Opioids.
    Washington, DC, United States 2017
    When Less is More: A Practical, Patient-Centered Guide to Tapering Prescription Opioids.
  • The impact of injectable naltrexone on antiretroviral therapy adherence, HIV viral load, and drinking in HIV-positive heavy drinkers
    Denver, CO, United States 2017
    The impact of injectable naltrexone on antiretroviral therapy adherence, HIV viral load, and drinking in HIV-positive heavy drinkers
  • Unhealthy Drinking and Oral Health
    West Haven, CT, United States 2016
    Invited Speaker. Unhealthy Drinking and Oral Health
  • Invited workshop on examination of the painful knee
    Southington, CT, United States 2016
    Examination of the painful knee
  • Interview: Doctors Who Prescribe Painkillers Face Tough Decisions And Minimal Training
    Hartford, CT, United States 2016
    Interview: Doctors Who Prescribe Painkillers Face Tough Decisions And Minimal Training
  • Interview: For Patients Suffering From Heroin Addiction, Suboxone Can Provide One Road Out
    Hartford, CT, United States 2016
    Interview: For Patients Suffering From Heroin Addiction, Suboxone Can Provide One Road Out
  • Interview: Why Are So Many Suboxone Patients Buying the Drug on the Street?
    Hartford, CT, United States 2016
    Interview: Why Are So Many Suboxone Patients Buying the Drug on the Street?
  • Keys to improving trainee satisfaction in the ambulatory setting
    New Haven, CT, United States 2016
    Keys to improving trainee satisfaction in the ambulatory setting
  • Medical Grand Rounds: The Physical Exam: Revitalizing Yesterday’s Tools for Today’s Practitioners
    Bridgeport, CT, United States 2015
    Medical Grand Rounds: The Physical Exam: Revitalizing Yesterday’s Tools for Today’s Practitioners
  • Cocaine: Ancient Elixir, Modern Calamity
    Bridgeport, CT, United States 2015
    Invited Speaker. Cocaine: Ancient Elixir, Modern Calamity
  • The Addiction Recovery Clinic: A novel primary-care based approach to teaching Addiction Medicine
    Washington, DC, United States 2015
    The Addiction Recovery Clinic: A novel primary-care based approach to teaching Addiction Medicine
  • Strategies for Teaching at the Bedside
    Houston, TX, United States 2015
    Strategies for Teaching at the Bedside
  • Workshop: Strategies for Teaching the Musculoskeletal Exam
    Worcester, MA, United States 2015
    Strategies for Teaching the Musculoskeletal Exam
  • Experiential Learning of the Musculoskeletal Exam among Internal Medicine Residents
    Denver, CO, United States 2013
    Experiential Learning of the Musculoskeletal Exam among Internal Medicine Residents
  • Chief Resident Workshop on Conflict Resolution
    Orlando, FL, United States 2013
    Chief Resident Workshop on Conflict Resolution

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 Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction2016
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
The Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction (AMERSA); Diversity CommitteeOutreach Subcommittee Chair2021 - Present
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP), Recognizing and Eliminating disparities in Addiction through Culturally-informed Healthcare (REACH)Mentor2019 - Present
Cheshire Historical Society, "Spirits Alive" Annual Outdoor Theatrical Production produced by the Cheshire Historical SocietyDirector2018 - 2020
American Society of Addiction MedicineClinical Champion for ASAM Alcohol Withdrawal Management Guideline Development Project2018 - 2019
Society of General Internal MedicineMember, Abstract Review Committee, SGIM, Regional Meeting2018
Society of General Internal MedicineAbstract Judge, Innovations in Medical Education, SGIM, Regional Meeting2018
Yale University, Clinical Competence Committee, Addiction Medicine FellowshipChair2018 - Present
Cheshire Historical Society, Performer in the "Spirits Alive" Annual Outdoor Theatrical Production produced by the Cheshire Historical SocietyParticipant2017 - 2020
Society of General Internal MedicineOral presentation judge/facilitator, Innovations in Medical Education, SGIM, Regional Meeting2017
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP), Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) Certified trainer, Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT)Instructor2016 - Present
First Congregational Church of Cheshire, CTMember, Adult Choir2016 - 2022
Journal of Substance Abuse TreatmentReviewer2015 - 2019
Yale University, Ambulatory Leadership Committee, St. Raphael's Campus-Adult Primary CareMember2015 - 2018
New England Group on Educational AffairsChair, Student/Resident Track Subcommittee, Annual Meeting Planning Committee2014
Society of General Internal MedicineMember, Medical Education Scholarship Workshop Review Committee, SGIM2012
Yale University, Internal Medicine Residency Executive Education CommitteeMember2012 - Present
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
Yale University, Clinical Competence Committee, Residency ProgramMember2007 - Present
Yale University, Intern Selection Committee, Residency ProgramMember2007 - Present

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