Addiction Medicine Fellowship
NYU Grossman School of Medicine offers a one-year fellowship in addiction medicine through the Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation and the Department of Population Health. Our aim is to train a new generation of clinical leaders, educators, and researchers dedicated to improving the lives and health of underserved populations disproportionately affected by drug and alcohol use disorders.
Founded in 2011, the Addiction Medicine Fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and is currently supported by a five-year T25 training grant from the U.S. Health Services and Resources Administration (1T25HP37605-0100). The fellowship is conducted in collaboration with the American College of Academic Addiction Medicine (ACAAM).
Fellows who complete the program are eligible to take the American Board of Preventive Medicine’s Addiction Medicine Certification Exam. Those who wish to pursue National Institutes of Health–funded careers and who are seeking master’s-level training in health service research may choose to participate in a two-year MS in Clinical Investigation program through NYU Langone’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
Clinical training takes place across the NYU Langone, NYC Health +Hospitals/Bellevue, NYC Health +Hospitals/Gouverneur, and Sunset Terrace Family Health Center at NYU Langone campuses and includes experiences at multiple primary care–based addiction medicine practices, a busy inpatient addiction consult service, and exposure to licensed addiction and opioid treatment programs. Our fellows learn alongside those in the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, one of the nation’s largest and oldest addiction psychiatry programs, during weekly didactic seminars, journal clubs, and conferences.
The fellowship is currently recruiting for three positions. We prioritize diversity and inclusion and are seeking candidates from underrepresented minority backgrounds.
Recent fellowship graduates serve in clinical and leadership positions and have developed both inpatient and outpatient addiction services at Massachusetts General Hospital, NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, Hackensack University Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center, University of Washington, and NYU Langone.
In addition to taking part in a weekly continuity clinic and participating in three months of inpatient consultations, our fellows rotate at a wide variety of clinics that focus on addiction medicine, primary care, patients who are experiencing homelessness, and post-incarceration transition.
Primary Care Addiction Medicine Clinic
As part of the Primary Care Addiction Medicine Clinic (PCAM), fellows provide outpatient addiction services, including tobacco, alcohol, and substance abuse treatment and support. With rotations at Bellevue, NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur, and Sunset Terrace Family Health Center at NYU Langone, fellows experience and learn from a variety of clinic models and patient populations, which serve as the basis of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship.
Portal for Reentry and Transition
The Portal for Reentry and Transition (PORT) ambulatory care outpatient clinic is geared toward serving people who are recently released from New York City jails and other area correctional facilities. PORT takes place Monday through Friday.
Consult for Addiction Treatment and Care in Hospitals and Addiction Consultation Service
This is an inpatient addiction consultation program that consists of two months at Bellevue with the Consult for Addiction Treatment and Care in Hospitals (CATCH) team and two months at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital with the Addiction Consultation Service. Fellows work in a team-based model with social workers and peer navigators to provide addiction treatment for patients with substance use disorders, as well as discharge treatment triage to the inpatient medical, surgery, and women’s health units.
Complex Care Clinic
The Complex Care Clinic (CCC) is a walk-in clinic that uses a primary care and social work model to improve care and outcomes among high-risk and high-need homeless and unstably-housed patients. Fellows provide outpatient care for treatment of alcohol, opioid, cocaine, and tobacco use disorders and may continue to care for patients triaged from CCC in PCAM. The CCC takes place Monday through Friday.
Opioid Treatment Program
During Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) rotations, fellows gain experience in an outpatient opioid treatment program at Bellevue that provides medication-assisted treatment, specifically with opioid agonist medications (methadone, buprenorphine), for adults with opioid use disorder.
Chemical Dependency Outpatient Program (IOP)
The Chemical Dependency Outpatient Program (IOP), is a licensed drug and alcohol adult outpatient treatment program that emphasizes cognitive behavioral and group therapy, dual-diagnosis psychopharmacology, and opioid use disorder and alcohol use disorder medication management. Fellows gain experience with diverse outpatient, emergency department, and affiliated services at various NYU Langone and New York City Health + Hospital locations.
All fellows are expected to develop and participate in mentored research, a quality improvement project, or a scholarly project. This is completed under the mentorship of addiction medicine faculty from the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Population Health, Department of Psychiatry, and Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine.
Clinical research experiences are available for select applicants through NYU Grossman School of Medicine training programs, including the MS in Clinical Investigation and the Population Health Science Scholars Program.
Our fellows receive supervision and mentorship from renowned interdisciplinary faculty with certification and expertise in addiction medicine.
Joshua D. Lee, MD, fellowship director
Diana Lee, MD, associate fellowship director
Wilson Chung, DO
Caitlin Driscoll, MD
Ann R. Garment, MD
Alexandra M. Goodwin, MD
Kathleen Hanley, MD
Isaac Holmes, MD
Mathew B. Kladney, MD
Yinan Lan, MD
Ryan P. McCormack, MD
Jennifer McNeely, MD
Barbara Porter, MD
Daniel Schatz, MD
Sapana Shah, MD, MPH
Simon A. Sidelnik, MD
Rachel Simon, MD
Babak Tofighi, MD
Anil Thomas, MD
How to Apply
We are accepting applications through Association of American Medical College’s Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our ERAS number is 4043540008. We participate in the National Addiction Medicine Fellowship Match through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).
Currently, only U.S. citizens and green card holders are eligible for Health Resources and Services Administration funding and fellowship stipends. We apologize, but at this time we are not able to accept applications from Canadian or other non-U.S. nationals.
If you have questions about the Addiction Medicine Fellowship, please contact Joshua Lee, fellowship director, at email@example.com.