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INFORMATION FOR

Patrick G. O'Connor

MD, MPH, MACP
Dan Adams and Amanda Adams Professor of General Medicine; Chief, Section of General Internal Medicine

Contact Information

Patrick G. O'Connor, MD, MPH, MACP

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Internal Medicine

    PO Box 208056, 333 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT 06520-8056

    United States

Appointments

Biography

Research Interests:

Dr. O’Connor has focused his research on the interface between primary care and addiction medicine. This has included research examining the transfer of addiction treatment strategies from “specialty” settings to primary care and other general medical settings. His publications in this area include studies on the management of opioid withdrawal in primary care settings, opioid maintenance in primary care, and the use of naltrexone for treating alcohol dependence in primary care patients. He has been active in medical education on addiction both nationally and internationally and has served as the President of The Association for Medical Education and Research on Substance Abuse (AMERSA) and of the The American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) and The Addiction Medicine Foundation.

Selected Recent Publications:

O’Connor, PG. Brief Interventions for Problem Drinking: Another Piece of the Puzzle. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2007; 146(3):223-225.

Martell BA, O’Connor PG, Kerns RD, Becker WC, Morales KH, Kosten TR, and Fiellin DA. Systematic Review: Opioid treatment for chronic back pain: prevalence, efficacy and association with addiction. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2007; 146:116-127.

Sledge, WH, Brown, KE, Levine, JM, Fiellin, DA, Chawarski, M, White, WD, O’Connor, PG. A Randomized Trial of Primary Intensive Care to Reduce Hospital Admissions in Patients with High Utilization of Inpatient Services. Disease Management. 2006; 9(6)328-338.

O’Connor PG. Problem Drinkers: Find Them, Keep Them, Don’t Lose Them, Treat Them. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2005; 20(1):96-97.

D’Onofrio G, MS; Pantalon MV, Degutis LC, Fiellin DA, O’Connor PG. Development and Implementation of an Emergency Practitioner-Performed Brief Intervention for Harmful and Hazardous Drinkers in the Emergency Department. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2005; 12(3):249-256.

O’Connor PG. Methods of Detoxification and Their Role in Managing Patients With Opioid Dependence. JAMA. 2005; 294(8):961-963.

Sullivan LE, Fiellin DA, O’Connor PG. The prevalence and impact of alcohol problems in major depression: A systematic review. American Journal ofMedicine. 2005; 118(4):330-341.

Kernan WE, Holmboe E, O’Connor PG. Assessing the teaching behaviors of ambulatory care preceptors. Academic Medicine. 2004; 79(11):1088-1094.

O’Malley S, Rounsaville BJ, Farren C, Namkoong K, Wu R, Robinson J, O’Connor PG. Initial and Maintenance Naltrexone for Alcohol dependence using primary care vs. specialty care: A nested sequence of three randomized trials. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2003; 163(14):1695-1704.

Kosten T, O’Connor PG. Current Concepts: Management of Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal. New England Journal of Medicine. 2003; 348(18):1786-1795.

Reid MC, Engles-Horton LL, Weber MB, Kerns RD, Rogers EL, O’Connor PG. Use of opioid medications for chronic noncancer pain syndromes in primary care. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2002; 17(3):173-9.

O’Connor PG. Treating opioid dependence—new data and new opportunities. The New England Journal of Medicine. 2000; 343(18):1332-4.

Fiellin DA, Reid MC, O’Connor PG. Screening for alcohol problems in primary care: A systematic review. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2000; 160(13):1977-89.

O’Connor PG, Fiellin DA. Pharmacologic treatment of heroin-dependent patients. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2000; 133(1):40-54.

D’Onofrio G, Fiellin DA, Pantalon MV, Chawarski MC, Owens P, Degutis LC, Busch SH, Bernstein SL, O’Connor PG. A brief intervention reduces hazardous and harmful drinking in emergency department patients. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2012, 60:181-192. PMID: 22459448.

Moore BA, Barry DT, Sullivan LE, O'Connor PG, Cutter CJ, Schottenfeld RS, Fiellin DA.Counseling and directly observed medication for primary care buprenorphine maintenance: a pilot study. Journal of Addiction Medicine 2012, 6(3):205-211. PMID: 22614936.

Tetrault JM, Moore BA, Barry DT, O’Connor PG, Schottenfeld R, Fiellin DA, Fiellin LE. Brief versus extended counseling along with buprenorphone/naloxone for HIV-infected opioid dependent patients. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 2012, 43(4):433-439. PMID: 22938914.

Fiellin DA, Barry DT, Sullivan LE, Cutter CJ, Moore BA, O’Connor PG, Schottenfeld RS. A randomized trial of cognitive behavioral therapy in primary care-based buprenorphine. American Journal of Medicine 2013, 126(1):74-9. PMID: 23260506.

O’Connor PG. Managing substance dependence as a chronic disease: is the glass half full or half empty? JAMA 2013, 310(11):1132-4. PMID: 24045739.

Edelman EJ, Chantarat T, Caffrey S, Chaudhry A, O'Connor PG, Weiss L, Fiellin DA, Fiellin LE. The impact of buprenorphine/naloxone treatment on HIV risk behaviors among HIV-infected, opioid-dependent patients. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2014, 139:79-85. PMID: 24726429.

Gueorguieva R, Wu R, O’Connor PG, Weisner C, Fucito LM, Hoffman S, Mann K, O’Malley SS. Predictors of abstinence from heavy drinking during treatment in COMBINE and external validation in PREDICT. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 2014, 38(10):2647-2656. PMID: 25346505.

O’Connor PG, Sokol RJ, D’Onofrio G. Addiction medicine: the birth of a new discipline. JAMA Internal Medicine 2014, 174(11):1717-1718. PMID: 25201642.

Fiellin DA, Schottenfeld, RS, Cutter CJ, Moore BA, Barry DT, O’Connor PG. Primary care–based buprenorphine taper vs maintenance therapy for prescription opioid dependence: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Internal Medicine 2014, 174(12):1947-54. PMID: 25330017

Tetrault JM, O’Connor PG. Unhealthy alcohol use, including alcohol use disorder: Epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, course assessment, and diagnosis. UpToDate 20

Bagley S, Peterson J, Cheng DM, Jose C, Quinn E, O’Connor PG, Walley AY. Overdose Education and Naloxone Rescue Kits for Family Members of Individuals Who Use Opioids: Characteristics, Motivations, and Naloxone Use. Substance Abuse 2015, 36(2):149-54. PMID: 25564892.

Fiellin D, Samet J, O’Connor PG. Addressing bias in observational studies of alcohol withdrawal syndrome: a call to the field. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 2015, 39(2):390. PMID: 25665029.

D'Onofrio G, O'Connor PG, Pantalon MV, Chawarski MC, Busch SH, Owens PH, Bernstein SL, Fiellin DA. Emergency department-initiated buprenorphine/naloxone treatment for opioid dependence: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2015, 313(16):1636-44. PMID: 25919527.

O’Connor PG. Alcohol use disorder. In Goldman-Cecil Medicine, 25th Edition, 2015:149-156.

Gueorguieva R, Wu R, Tsai W, O’Connor PG,Fucito L, Zhang H, O’Malley SS.An analysis of moderators in the COMBINE Study: Identifying subgroups of patients who benefit from acamprosate. European Neuropsychopharmacology. 2015 Oct;25(10):1586-99. PMID: 26141511.

Edelman EJ, Hansen NB, Cutter CJ, Danton, C, Fiellin LE, O'Connor PG, Williams EC, Maisto SA, Bryant K, Fiellin DA. Implementation of Integrated Stepped Care for Unhealthy Alcohol Use in HIV Clinics. Addiction Science and Clinical Practice. 2016 Jan 13, 11: 1. PMID: 26763048.



Education:

B.S., Union College, 1978
M.D., The Albany Medical College, 1982
M.P.H., Yale University School of Medicine, 1988

Training:

Internal Medicine Residency: The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1982-1985

Chief Residency: The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1985-1986

Fellowship: The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Yale University, 1986-1988

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (1988)
  • MPH
    Yale University School of Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology (1988)
  • Chief Resident
    University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (1986)
  • Resident
    University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (1985)
  • MD
    Albany Medical College (1982)
  • BS
    Union College, Biology (1978)

Activities

  • Walk and Debrief 2nd Yr Scholars
    Brentwood, TN, United States 2020
    Walk and Debrief 2nd Yr Scholars
  • Dec 2nd-Interactive Overview of Program, Dec 3rd-1st Year Scholars Research in Progress, Dec 4th (2 sessions)-2nd Year Scholars Showcase (Mock CPDD Presentation by Scholars)
    Boston, MA, United States 2019
    Dec 2nd-Interactive Overview of Program, Dec 3rd-1st Year Scholars Research in Progress, Dec 4th (2 sessions)-2nd Year Scholars Showcase (Mock CPDD Presentation by Scholars)
  • Betty Ford Award presented by Patrick G. O’Connor, MD, MPH to Gail D’Onofrio, MD, MS
    Boston, MA, United States 2019
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  • 2019 SGIM Glaser Award Address
    Washington, DC, United States 2019
    2019 SGIM Glaser Award Address
  • 2nd Year: Career Development & Job Search: Landing a Plum and Exceeding Expectations
    Boston, MA, United States 2018
    2nd Year: Career Development & Job Search: Landing a Plum and Exceeding Expectations
  • Welcome Back and Panel Discussion with Early Career Investigators: Reflection on the Upside & Challenges
    Boston, MA, United States 2018
    Welcome Back and Panel Discussion with Early Career Investigators: Reflection on the Upside & Challenges
  • 2nd Year: Group Debrief and Where Do We Go from Here?
    Boston, MA, United States 2018
    2nd Year: Group Debrief and Where Do We Go from Here?
  • What Worked Well And Not So Well/Pros and Cons of the Presentation?
    San Diego, CA, United States 2018
    What Worked Well And Not So Well/Pros and Cons of the Presentation?
  • Fellowships Drive Competency Adoption Across Medical Training and Practice
    North Bethesda, MD, United States 2018
    Fellowships Drive Competency Adoption Across Medical Training and Practice
  • 2nd Year: Career Development & Job Search: “Landing a Plum and Exceeding Expectations,” Panel Discussion: Early Career Investigators: “Reflection on the Upside & Challenges,” 2nd Year: “Group Debrief and Where do we go from here?”
    Boston, MA, United States 2017
    2nd Year: Career Development & Job Search: “Landing a Plum and Exceeding Expectations,” Panel Discussion: Early Career Investigators: “Reflection on the Upside & Challenges,” 2nd Year: “Group Debrief and Where do we go from here?”
  • Reducing the Impact of Substance Use Through Primary Care: From Research to Policy
    Washington, DC, United States 2017
    Reducing the Impact of Substance Use Through Primary Care: From Research to Policy
  • What Worked Well And Not So Well/Pros and Cons of the Presentation?
    Montreal, QC, Canada 2017
    What Worked Well And Not So Well/Pros and Cons of the Presentation?
  • Drug Use, Addiction and HIV Research Scholars (DAHRS)
    Philadelphia, PA, United States 2017
    Drug Use, Addiction and HIV Research Scholars (DAHRS)
  • What Happens to Compassion During an Opioid Epidemic?
    Boston, MA, United States 2017
    What Happens to Compassion During an Opioid Epidemic?
  • Career Development & Job Search: Landing a Plum and Exceeding Expectations,” “Group Debrief and Where do we go from Here?
    Boston, MA, United States 2016
    Career Development & Job Search: Landing a Plum and Exceeding Expectations,” “Group Debrief and Where do we go from Here?
  • Health Systems Band Addiction: The Use and Misuse of Illegal Substances
    Washington, DC, United States 2016
    Health Systems Band Addiction: The Use and Misuse of Illegal Substances
  • An Evening of Storytelling
    Washington, DC, United States 2016
    An Evening of Storytelling
  • Grant Writing for Clinical Investigators
    San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico 2016
    Grant Writing for Clinical Investigators
  • Mentor Training for Research Faculty
    San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico 2016
    Mentor Training for Research Faculty
  • A Model Approach to Addiction Medical Education: Key Components
    Washington, DC, United States 2016
    A Model Approach to Addiction Medical Education: Key Components
  • Addiction Medicine Best Practices of Today & Tomorrow: A Case-based Approach to the Treatment of Addiction
    Boston, MA, United States 2016
    Addiction Medicine Best Practices of Today & Tomorrow: A Case-based Approach to the Treatment of Addiction
  • Integrated Stepped Care for Unhealthy Alcohol Use in HIV Clinics
    Lausanne, VD, Switzerland 2016
    Integrated Stepped Care for Unhealthy Alcohol Use in HIV Clinics
  • The Opioid Overdose Epidemic: A Crisis and an Opportunity
    Sharon, CT, United States 2016
    The Opioid Overdose Epidemic: A Crisis and an Opportunity
  • Multiple Small Feedings of the Mind: Cardiology, Alcohol Use Disorders, and Rheumatology
    Washington, DC, United States 2016
    Multiple Small Feedings of the Mind: Cardiology, Alcohol Use Disorders, and Rheumatology
  • A New World. Recognition of Addiction Medicine as An ABAM Subspecialty
    Baltimore, MD, United States 2016
    A New World. Recognition of Addiction Medicine As An ABAM Subspecialty
  • Integration of Substance Abuse Treatment into Health Services and Education in Vietnam
    Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam 2016
    Integration of Substance Abuse Treatment into Health Services and Education in Vietnam
  • Career Development in Addiction Medicine
    Boston, MA, United States 2015
    Career Development in Addiction Medicine
  • Panel Discussion: Early Career Investigators: Upside & Challenges
    Boston, MA, United States 2015
    Panel Discussion: Early Career Investigators: Upside & Challenges
  • The Evolution of Addiction, Training and Certification of Addiction Physicians in the U.S
    Boston, MA, United States 2015
    The Evolution of Addiction, Training and Certification of Addiction Physicians in the U.S
  • Expanding the Role of Physicians in the Treatment of Addiction: From Research to Policy
    Schenectady, NY, United States 2015
    Expanding the Role of Physicians in the Treatment of Addiction: From Research to Policy
  • America Responds to Addiction
    Washington, DC, United States 2015
    America Responds to Addiction
  • Research in Addiction Medicine Scholars Program
    Phoenix, AZ, United States 2015
    Research in Addiction Medicine Scholars Program
  • Expanding the Role of Physicians in the Treatment of Addiction: From Research to Policy
    Albany, NY, United States 2015
    Expanding the Role of Physicians in the Treatment of Addiction: From Research to Policy
  • Lecture
    Chicago, IL, United States 2015
    Lecture
  • Addiction Medicine as a New Subspecialty: Certification, Training, and the Future of the Field
    San Diego, CA, United States 2015
    Addiction Medicine as a New Subspecialty: Certification, Training, and the Future of the Field
  • Managing Research Funds & Developing Grant Budgets
    Boston, MA, United States 2014
    Managing Research Funds & Developing Grant Budgets
  • Panel Discussion: Early Career Investigators: Upside & Challenges
    Boston, MA, United States 2014
    Panel Discussion: Early Career Investigators: Upside & Challenges
  • The Evolution of Addiction, Training and Certification of Addiction Physicians in the U.S.
    Boston, MA, United States 2014
    The Evolution of Addiction, Training and Certification of Addiction Physicians in the U.S.
  • The Expanding Role of Primary Care in the Treatment of Addiction
    Boston, MA, United States 2014
    The Expanding Role of Primary Care in the Treatment of Addiction
  • Achieving Systemic Change through Development of Addiction Fellowships
    Orlando, FL, United States 2014
    Achieving Systemic Change through Development of Addiction Fellowships
  • Alcohol Use Disorders: Role of the Primary Care Physician
    Gainesville, FL, United States 2014
    Alcohol Use Disorders: Role of the Primary Care Physician
  • Career Development in Academic Medicine
    Boston, MA, United States 2013
    Career Development in Academic Medicine
  • Panel Discussion: Early Career Investigators: Upside & Challenges
    Boston, MA, United States 2013
    Panel Discussion: Early Career Investigators: Upside & Challenges
  • Managing Research Scholar Funds & Developing Grant Budgets
    Boston, MA, United States 2013
    Managing Research Scholar Funds & Developing Grant Budgets
  • The Evolution of Addiction, Training and Certification of Addiction Physicians in the U.S.
    Boston, MA, United States 2013
    The Evolution of Addiction, Training and Certification of Addiction Physicians in the U.S.
  • Specialty Training and Certification in Addiction Medicine
    Bethesda, MD, United States 2013
    Specialty Training and Certification in Addiction Medicine
  • SBIRT and Prevention in Adult Primary Care
    Alexandria, VA, United States 2013
    SBIRT and Prevention in Adult Primary Care
  • Preparing Clinical and Translational Researchers for their Roles as Mentors
    Changsha, Hunan, China 2013
    Preparing Clinical and Translational Researchers for their Roles as Mentors
  • Preparing Clinical and Translational Researchers for their Roles as Mentors
    Beijing, Beijing, China 2013
    Preparing Clinical and Translational Researchers for their Roles as Mentors
  • Recognition of Addiction Medicine as a Medical Specialty by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
    Chicago, IL, United States 2013
    Recognition of Addiction Medicine as a Medical Specialty by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
  • The Role of Primary Care in Alcohol and Drug Misuse
    Gainesville, FL, United States 2013
    The Role of Primary Care in Alcohol and Drug Misuse
  • The Role of the Internist in Managing Alcohol Problems
    Derby, CT, United States 2013
    The Role of the Internist in Managing Alcohol Problems
  • Promoting Generalist Values During Times of Change.
    Orlando, FL, United States 2012
    Promoting Generalist Values During Times of Change.
  • The ABAM Foundation Mission
    Atlanta, GA, United States 2012
    The ABAM Foundation Mission
  • Lecture
    Bethesda, MD, United States 2012
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Chicago, IL, United States 2012
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Southington, CT, United States 2011
    Lecture
  • AMERSA at 35: New Times – New Paradigms
    Arlington, VA, United States 2011
    AMERSA at 35: New Times – New Paradigms
  • Current Topics in Addiction: Screening, Treatment, and Education in Primary Care
    New Haven, CT, United States 2011
    Current Topics in Addiction: Screening, Treatment, and Education in Primary Care
  • Lecture
    Washington, DC, United States 2011
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Chicago, IL, United States 2011
    Lecture
  • Integrated treatment of opioid dependence in HIV and primary care: Screening, HIV transmission risk, drug use, medication safety, and impact on clinical outcomes
    Oslo, Oslo, Norway 2011
    Integrated treatment of opioid dependence in HIV and primary care: Screening, HIV transmission risk, drug use, medication safety, and impact on clinical outcomes
  • Visiting Professor, Grand Rounds Speaker
    Albany, NY, United States 2011
    Visiting Professor, Grand Rounds Speaker
  • The Many Faces of Generalism
    Phoenix, AZ, United States 2011
    The Many Faces of Generalism
  • Transition from opiate agonist treatment to naltrexone
    Washington, DC, United States 2011
    Transition from opiate agonist treatment to naltrexone
  • Lecture
    Arlington, VA, United States 2011
    Lecture
  • Office-based management of hazardous drinking
    Chapel Hill, NC, United States 2011
    Office-based management of hazardous drinking
  • P.R.E.P. for the New Decade – Policy, Research, Education & Practice
    Bethesda, MD, United States 2010
    P.R.E.P. for the New Decade – Policy, Research, Education & Practice
  • Lecture
    Chicago, IL, United States 2010
    Lecture
  • Addiction Medicine: Prescribing during the New Era of SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment)
    Boston, MA, United States 2010
    Addiction Medicine: Prescribing during the New Era of SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment)
  • Value(s)-Based Generalism: The time is now!
    Minneapolis, MN, United States 2010
    Value(s)-Based Generalism: The time is now!
  • Substance Abuse in an Era of Change – Education, Research and Care
    Bethesda, MD, United States 2009
    Substance Abuse in an Era of Change – Education, Research and Care
  • Lecture
    Southington, CT, United States 2009
    Lecture
  • Pri-Med Access with ACP
    Hartford, CT, United States 2009
    Pri-Med Access with ACP
  • The Art and Science of Generalist Care
    Miami Beach, FL, United States 2009
    The Art and Science of Generalist Care
  • Where is the value? Managing cost and quality in a system facing reform
    New Haven, CT, United States 2009
    Where is the value? Managing cost and quality in a system facing reform
  • Lecture
    Washington, DC, United States 2009
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Philadelphia, PA, United States 2009
    Lecture
  • Addressing the Crisis: Helping Graduate Medical Education Integrate Addiction Medicine and Science into Primary Care
    Los Angeles, CA, United States 2008
    Addressing the Crisis: Helping Graduate Medical Education Integrate Addiction Medicine and Science into Primary Care
  • Substance Abuse: Current Trends, Current Solutions
    Washington, DC, United States 2008
    Substance Abuse: Current Trends, Current Solutions
  • Lecture
    Bethesda, MD, United States 2008
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    New Haven, CT, United States 2008
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Washington, DC, United States 2008
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Boston, MA, United States 2008
    Lecture
  • Opiate Abuse in Oregon: The Epidemic, Community Response and Challenges for the Future; A summit meeting of treatment, policy and community leaders
    Portland, OR, United States 2008
    Opiate Abuse in Oregon: The Epidemic, Community Response and Challenges for the Future; A summit meeting of treatment, policy and community leaders
  • Lecture
    New York, NY, United States 2008
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Pittsburgh, PA, United States 2008
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Washington, DC, United States 2008
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Washington, DC, United States 2007
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Washington, DC, United States 2007
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Los Angeles, CA, United States 2006
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Bethesda, MD, United States 2005
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    New York, NY, United States 2005
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    New Orleans, LA, United States 2005
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    San Francisco, CA, United States 2005
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    New York, NY, United States 2005
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    New Haven, CT, United States 2005
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Washington, DC, United States 2004
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Baltimore, MD, United States 2004
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    New Haven, CT, United States 2004
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Washington, DC, United States 2004
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Providence, RI, United States 2004
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Chicago, IL, United States 2004
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    New Orleans, LA, United States 2004
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Boston, MA, United States 2004
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    New Haven, CT, United States 2004
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Houston, TX, United States 2004
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Southington, CT, United States 2004
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Boston, MA, United States 2003
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Brewster, MA, United States 2003
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Vancouver, BC, Canada 2003
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Farmington, CT, United States 2003
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Miami, FL, United States 2003
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Baltimore, MD, United States 2003
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    New Haven, CT, United States 2003
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    New Haven, CT, United States 2003
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Boston, MA, United States 2003
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Brewster, MA, United States 2003
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Vancouver, BC, Canada 2003
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Farmington, CT, United States 2003
    Lecture
  • Interview
    New Haven, CT, United States 2003
    Interview
  • Lecture
    Nashville, TN, United States 2003
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Bethesda, MD, United States 2002
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Washington, DC, United States 2002
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Scottsdale, AZ, United States 2002
    Lecture
  • Front Line in the Battle Against Substance Abuse
    Washington, DC, United States 2002
    Front Line in the Battle Against Substance Abuse
  • The Impact of Major Depression in a Cohort of High Utilizing Primary Care Patients
    New York, NY, United States 2002
    The Impact of Major Depression in a Cohort of High Utilizing Primary Care Patients
  • Medical Update: Evaluation and Treatment of HIV and Hepatitis C in Drug Users
    Fernandina Beach, FL, United States 2001
    Medical Update: Evaluation and Treatment of HIV and Hepatitis C in Drug Users
  • Lecture
    Carlsbad, CA, United States 2001
    Lecture
  • 1. Should Generalist Physicians be Treating Substance Abuse?" 2. "One-On-One Mentor
    Alexandria, VA, United States 2001
    1. Should Generalist Physicians be Treating Substance Abuse? 2. One-On-One Mentor
  • New Pharmacotherapies for Alcoholism: Emerging Research on Naltrexone and Acamprosate
    Boston, MA, United States 2001
    New Pharmacotherapies for Alcoholism: Emerging Research on Naltrexone and Acamprosate
  • Prescription opioid abuse and potential role of office-based opioid maintenance treatment in integrating medical and substance abuse care
    San Diego, CA, United States 2001
    Prescription opioid abuse and potential role of office-based opioid maintenance treatment in integrating medical and substance abuse care
  • Substance Abuse Interest Group
    San Diego, CA, United States 2001
    Substance Abuse Interest Group
  • Project Mainstream – Multi-Agency Initiative On Substance Abuse Training
    Baltimore, MD, United States 2001
    Project Mainstream – Multi-Agency Initiative On Substance Abuse Training
  • Non-Occupational Prophylaxis nPEP
    Atlanta, GA, United States 2000
    Non-Occupational Prophylaxis nPEP
  • Research Strategies-Substance Abuse and Primary Care
    Alexandria, VA, United States 2000
    Research Strategies-Substance Abuse and Primary Care
  • Facilitating Health Behavior Change in Primary Care: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
    Boston, MA, United States 2000
    Facilitating Health Behavior Change in Primary Care: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
  • Alcohol Use and HIV Pharmacotherapy
    Bethesda, MD, United States 2000
    Alcohol Use and HIV Pharmacotherapy
  • Treatment of Alcohol Problems
    Bethesda, MD, United States 2000
    Treatment of Alcohol Problems
  • Faculty Training Program on Addiction for Primary Care Physicians
    West Palm Beach, FL, United States 2000
    Faculty Training Program on Addiction for Primary Care Physicians
  • Complications of Injection Drug Use
    Freeport, Freeport, Bahamas 1999
    Complications of Injection Drug Use
  • One-On-One Mentoring
    Alexandria, VA, United States 1999
    One-On-One Mentoring
  • Alcohol 101
    Haverford, PA, United States 1999
    Alcohol 101
  • Rapid and Ultrarapid Opioid Detoxification Techniques
    Charleston, SC, United States 1998
    Rapid and Ultrarapid Opioid Detoxification Techniques
  • Pharmacological Management: Withdrawal Treatment Strategies
    Hartford, CT, United States 1998
    Pharmacological Management: Withdrawal Treatment Strategies
  • Clinical Dilemmas
    Boston, MA, United States 1998
    Clinical Dilemmas
  • Management of Alcohol Problems in General Internal Medicine Practice
    Chicago, IL, United States 1998
    Management of Alcohol Problems in General Internal Medicine Practice
  • Lecture
    Washington, DC, United States 1998
    Lecture
  • Trends, Risk Factors, Interventions and Priorities for Action.
    Geneva, GE, Switzerland 1998
    Trends, Risk Factors, Interventions and Priorities for Action.
  • Alcoholism and Prescription Drug Abuse in the Elderly: A Case Based Skilled Workshop
    Washington, DC, United States 1997
    Alcoholism and Prescription Drug Abuse in the Elderly: A Case Based Skilled Workshop
  • Motivating the Practitioner to Change: Utilizing an Educational Video: The Problem Drinker
    Washington, DC, United States 1997
    Motivating the Practitioner to Change: Utilizing an Educational Video: The Problem Drinker
  • Medical Student-Residency Education Part II: Giving Residents Feedback
    Warsaw, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland 1997
    Medical Student-Residency Education Part II: Giving Residents Feedback
  • 'Pharmacotherapy' Prevention and Treatment of Alcohol Problems
    Warsaw, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland 1997
    'Pharmacotherapy' Prevention and Treatment of Alcohol Problems
  • Doctor Patient Communication Skills
    Warsaw, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland 1997
    Doctor Patient Communication Skills
  • A Pilot Study of Three Dose Schedules for thrice Weekly Administration of Buprenorphine
    Nashville, TN, United States 1997
    A Pilot Study of Three Dose Schedules for thrice Weekly Administration of Buprenorphine
  • New Methods in the Pharmacotherapy of Opioid Dependency
    Boston, MA, United States 1997
    New Methods in the Pharmacotherapy of Opioid Dependency
  • Management of Alcohol Problems in General Internal Medicine Practice
    Washington, DC, United States 1997
    Management of Alcohol Problems in General Internal Medicine Practice
  • Prevalence and assessment of readiness for behavioral change of illicit drug use among primary care patients
    Washington, DC, United States 1997
    Prevalence and assessment of readiness for behavioral change of illicit drug use among primary care patients
  • Controlled Prescription Drug Management and Substance Abuse” and “Role of Primary Care in Substance Abuse Treatment
    Boston, MA, United States 1997
    Controlled Prescription Drug Management and Substance Abuse” and “Role of Primary Care in Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Management of Alcohol Problems in General Internal Medicine Practice
    Reston, VA, United States 1997
    Management of Alcohol Problems in General Internal Medicine Practice
  • Pathology of Drug Use: Medical Aspects
    Chicago, IL, United States 1996
    Pathology of Drug Use: Medical Aspects
  • Evidence Based Medicine: Impact on Teaching and Practice
    Boston, MA, United States 1996
    Evidence Based Medicine: Impact on Teaching and Practice
  • Management of Withdrawal from Opioids and Alcohol
    Washington, DC, United States 1996
    Management of Withdrawal from Opioids and Alcohol
  • Management of Withdrawal from Opioids and Alcohol
    Kraków, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland 1996
    Management of Withdrawal from Opioids and Alcohol
  • Physicians Guide to Helping Patients with Alcohol Problems
    Miami, FL, United States 1996
    Physicians Guide to Helping Patients with Alcohol Problems
  • The Impact of the Yale Faculty Development Program: Clinical Alcohol and Drug Research and Education (CADRE) on Medical Student Teaching About Substance Abuse
    Washington, DC, United States 1995
    The Impact of the Yale Faculty Development Program: Clinical Alcohol and Drug Research and Education (CADRE) on Medical Student Teaching About Substance Abuse
  • Opioids: Detoxification, Substitution and Blocking Therapies
    Washington, DC, United States 1995
    Opioids: Detoxification, Substitution and Blocking Therapies
  • National Solutions to Local Substance Abuse Problems
    Bristol, CT, United States 1995
    National Solutions to Local Substance Abuse Problems
  • Lecture
    Warsaw, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland 1995
    Lecture
  • Randomized Trial of Three Methods of Primary Care-Based Outpatient Opioid Detoxification
    Washington, DC, United States 1995
    Randomized Trial of Three Methods of Primary Care-Based Outpatient Opioid Detoxification
  • Treatment of Alcohol Dependence with Naltrexone by Primary Care Providers
    Scottsdale, AZ, United States 1995
    Treatment of Alcohol Dependence with Naltrexone by Primary Care Providers
  • Faculty Development Program in Substance Abuse
    Houston, TX, United States 1995
    Faculty Development Program in Substance Abuse
  • Network Therapy in Primary Care
    New York, NY, United States 1995
    Network Therapy in Primary Care
  • Medical Student Education about Alcoholism in Poland
    Warsaw, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland 1995
    Medical Student Education about Alcoholism in Poland
  • Special Challenges in Management of Drug Users with HIV Infection
    Cranston, RI, United States 1994
    Special Challenges in Management of Drug Users with HIV Infection
  • Substance Abuse in Poland
    Warsaw, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland 1994
    Substance Abuse in Poland
  • Research in Substance Abuse and HIV: A Faculty Development Course
    Gdańsk, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland 1994
    Research in Substance Abuse and HIV: A Faculty Development Course
  • A Pilot Study of Primary Care-Based Buprenorphine Maintenance
    West Palm Beach, FL, United States 1994
    A Pilot Study of Primary Care-Based Buprenorphine Maintenance
  • Drug-Using Women and AIDS
    Boston, MA, United States 1994
    Drug-Using Women and AIDS
  • Primary Care of Injection-Drug Users" and "Interviewing Drug Users
    Washington, DC, United States 1994
    Primary Care of Injection-Drug Users" and "Interviewing Drug Users
  • Primary Care of Substance Users
    Avon, CT, United States 1994
    Primary Care of Substance Users
  • Models of Primary Care for Drug Users
    Bethesda, MD, United States 1993
    Models of Primary Care for Drug Users
  • Substance Abuse and HIV
    Gdańsk, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland 1993
    Substance Abuse and HIV
  • Primary Care of the Drug User
    Nashville, TN, United States 1993
    Primary Care of the Drug User
  • Lecture
    Toronto, ON, Canada 1993
    Lecture
  • Lecture
    Ashford, CT, United States 1993
    Lecture
  • Primary Care Management of HIV: Role of the Internist
    Arlington, VA, United States 1993
    Primary Care Management of HIV: Role of the Internist
  • Research in Primary Care and Substance Abuse
    Washington, DC, United States 1992
    Research in Primary Care and Substance Abuse
  • Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS”: A Faculty Development Program for Primary Care Providers
    Newport, RI, United States 1992
    Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS”: A Faculty Development Program for Primary Care Providers
  • Common Clinical Dilemmas in the Management of Intravenous Drug Users
    Washington, DC, United States 1992
    Common Clinical Dilemmas in the Management of Intravenous Drug Users
  • Diagnosis and Management of Alcoholism in Primary Care
    San Diego, CA, United States 1992
    Diagnosis and Management of Alcoholism in Primary Care
  • Lecture
    Chicago, IL, United States 1991
    Lecture

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
MasterAmerican College of Physicians2020
Robert J. Glaser AwardSociety of General Internal Medicine2019
John P. McGovern AwardAssociation for Multidisciplinary Education and Research on Substance use and Addiction2017
The President’s AwardAmerican Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), The Addiction Medicine Foundation (AMF), The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)2016
Dan Adams and Amanda Adams Professor of General Medicine AppointmentYale University2016
Distinguished Alumnus AwardAlbany Medical College2015
Dan Anderson Research AwardButler Center for Research at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation “Emergency Department-Initiated Buprenorphine/Naloxone Treatment for Opioid Dependence” (with co-authors)2015
Formal Induction: American College of Physicians (ACP) FellowAmerican College of Physicians (ACP) Convocation Ceremony, Philadelphia, PA2009
Election to FellowshipAmerican College of Physicians (ACP)2008
SGIM/ACGIM Chief’s Recognition Award - First Awardee30th Annual SGIM Meeting, Toronto, Canada2007
Excellence in Mentorship Award29th Annual AMERSA National Conference, Bethesda, MD2005
The Commissioner’s AIDS Leadership Award - Central Medical UnitState of Connecticut Department of Public Health1991
Housestaff Teacher of the YearThe University of Rochester School of Medicine1986
Magnum Cum LaudeUnion College1978
New York State Regents Scholar - 1974-1982Union College & The Albany Medical College1974

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)Treasurer2021 - Present
American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) and the ABAM Foundation, Past-PresidentPresident2016 - Present
American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) and the ABAM FoundationPresident2014 - 2016
Yale University, School of Nursing, Search Committee, DeanMember2014 - Present
Chair, Editorial Board, Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM)Editor2013 - 2019
Editorial Board Member, Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM)Guest Editor2013 - 2019
Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), Glaser Award CommitteeChair2013
Yale University School of Medicine, Office of the Dean, Inquiry CommitteeChair2013 - Present
Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), Journal of General Internal Medicine, Editorial BoardChair2013 - Present
Yale University, Department of Internal Medicine, Adult Primary Care Planning CommitteeMember2012 - Present
Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM)Editorial Board2012 - Present
American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) and the ABAM Foundation, The ABAM Foundation’s Training CommitteeMember2012 - Present
Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA), Executive Committee and Immediate Past-PresidentMember2011 - 2014
American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) and the ABAM Foundation, President ElectPresident2011 - 2013
Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA), Immediate Past PresidentPresident2011 - 2013
Yale University School of Medicine, Senior Appointments & Promotions CommitteeMember2011 - 2012
Yale University School of Medicine, Office of the Dean, Inquiry CommitteeMember2011 - 2012
Yale University, Department of Internal Medicine, Academic Program on Quality of Care and Patient Safety Research CommitteeChair2011 - 2012
Yale New Haven Health System, System Medical Records and Clinical Information CommitteeCo-Chair2011 - Present
American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) and the ABAM Foundation, The ABAM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) CommitteeMember2011 - Present
American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) and the ABAM Foundation, The ABAM and ABAM Foundation Finance CommitteeMember2011 - Present
American Medical Association, JAMA/Archives Manuscript Review CME ProgramAwarded 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for 1 peer review2010
American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) and the ABAM Foundation, The ABAM Foundation Residency Development and Funding Work GroupMember2010 - Present
Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA)President2009 - 2011
Yale University School of Medicine, Chief of Geriatrics Search CommitteeChair2009 - 2010
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Inpatient Steering CommitteeMember2009 - Present
Yale University, School of Nursing, Provost’s Standing Advisory and AppointmentsMember2009 - Present
American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) and the ABAM Foundation, The ABAM Addiction Medicine Outreach CommitteeMember2009 - Present
Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), Research CommitteeMember2008 - 2011
American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) and the ABAM FoundationDirector2008 - Present
American College of Physicians (ACP)Fellow2008 - Present
Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA), President ElectPresident2007 - 2009
Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA), Executive CommitteeMember2007 - Present
Yale University School of Medicine, Senior Appointments & Promotions CommitteeMember2006 - 2009
Yale University, Department of Internal Medicine, Operations CommitteeMember2006 - Present
Yale University, Provost’s Committee on Conflict of InterestMember2005 - 2008
Yale University, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale Traditional Internal Medicine Residency Program, Clinical Competency CommitteeMember2004 - 2010
Yale University School of Medicine, Dept. of Medicine, Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine Search CommitteeMember2004 - 2008
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Medical Records Subcommittee on Security and AccessMember2003 - 2012
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Medical Records Subcommittee on FormsMember2003 - 2012
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Electronic Medical Records CommitteeChair2003 - 2009
Yale University School of Medicine, Term Appointments and Promotions CommitteeMember2002 - 2006
Yale University, Department of Internal Medicine, Primary Care Residency Program, Restructure CommitteeChair2002 - 2003
Yale University, Department of Internal Medicine, Curriculum CommitteeMember2002 - 2003
Yale University, Department of Internal Medicine, Clinical Competency Meeting CommitteeMember2002 - 2003
Editorial Board Member, Substance AbuseGuest Editor2000 - 2009
Contributing Editor, Substance AbuseEditor2000 - 2009
Chair, Publications Committee, Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA)Editor2000 - 2009
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Primary Care Center Management CouncilMember2000 - 2004
Yale University, Department of Internal Medicine, Educational Executive CommitteeMember2000 - Present
Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA), Publications CommitteeChair2000 - Present
Subcommittee on Buprenorphine. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). January 27, 1999Consultant1999
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Medical Staff Quality Assessment and Improvement CommitteeMember1998 - 2003
National Institute on Drug Abuse Medications Development Division, Bethesda, Maryland, July 29, 1998. “Alpha-2 Adrenergic Agonists for Opiate Withdrawal: Feasibility of Inpatient versus Outpatient Efficacy Studies.”Consultant1998
Associate Editor, Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM)Editor1998 - Present
Yale University/Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), Independent Practice Association (IPA), Board of DirectorsMember1997 - 2003
Yale University, Department of Internal Medicine, Ambulatory Block Steering CommitteeChair1995 - 2002
Yale University, Department of Internal Medicine, Housestaff Clinical Competency CommitteeMember1995 - 2002
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale Preferred Health Credentialing CommitteeMember1995 - 2001
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale Preferred Health Utilization Management CommitteeMember1995 - 2001
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Primary Care Center Clinical Delivery TeamCo-Chair1995 - 2000
Yale University, Department of Internal Medicine, Clinical Activities Working Group CommitteeMember1995 - 1996
Yale University, Department of Internal Medicine, Primary Care Center, Search CommitteeChair1995 - 1996
Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA), Abstract Selection Committee, National MeetingCo-Chair1995 - 1996
American College of Physicians (ACP), American College of Physicians Governor’s CouncilMember1995 - 1996
Society of General Internal Medicine, Regional Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, November 16, 1995Co-Chair1995
Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), Multiple Abstract Selection Committees,Co-Chair1995 - Present
Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), New England RegionPresident1994 - 1996
Yale University, Independent Practice Association (IPA) Contracts CommitteeMember1993 - 2003
Yale University, Department of Internal Medicine, Ambulatory Component of the Internal Medicine Clerkship, Steering CommitteeMember1993 - Present
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Medical Records and Clinical Information CommitteeChair1993 - Present
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Ambulatory Services CouncilMember1992 - 2002
Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), Substance Abuse Task ForceCo-Chair1992 - 2002
Yale University, Department of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Internal Selection CommitteeMember1992 - Present
Yale University, Department of Internal Medicine, Primary Care Program, Internal Selection CommitteeMember1992 - Present
Senior Medical Editor, Cortlandt ForumEditor1990 - 2009
Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), Substance Abuse Task ForceMember1990 - Present
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)Reviewer1986 - Present
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)Reviewer1986 - Present
Annals of Internal MedicineReviewer1986 - Present
Archives of Internal MedicineReviewer1986 - Present
Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM)Reviewer1986 - Present
Substance AbuseReviewer1986 - Present

Departments & Organizations