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Van Lewis King, MD

Medical Director, Addiction Treatment Services
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Male
Appointment Phone

410-550-0146

Main Location

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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Titles

  • Medical Director, Addiction Treatment Services
  • Medical Director, Center for Addiction and Pregnancy
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Expertise

Addiction Psychiatry Services, Adult Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Psychosomatic Medicine

Research Interests

opioid dependence; treatment services research; Internet therapies; pregnancy and addiction; psychiatric services

Biography

Dr. King''s research interests have focused on co-occurring psychiatric disorders in patients with substance use disorders and integration of co-occurring psychiatric disorder treatment with substance use disorder treatment. More recently, he has developed adaptive treatment strategies to extend the continuum of care for patients requiring long-term substance use treatment to minimize the intrusiveness of treatment while ensuring adequate monitoring and treatment response. These strategies have included Internet web-based videoconferencing as a way to expand the continuum of care for patients who require long-term substance abuse treatment. He has extensive expertise in the treatment of opioid dependent pregnant women with methadone and other medications.

Languages

  • English

Memberships

Member, American Psychiatric Association.

Member, Maryland Psychiatric Society.

Member, The American Psychopathological Association.

Member, College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Inc.

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  • Education +

    Training

    • University of Rochester (Rochester NY) (1987)

    Residencies

    • Massachusetts General Hospital / Psychiatry (Boston MA) (1991)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Psychiatry (1993)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Peer-reviewed publications:
    King, VL, Brooner, RK, Bigelow, GE, Schmidt, CW, Felch, LJ, Gazaway, PM. Condom use rates for specific sexual behaviors among opioid abusers entering treatment. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 1994, 35: 231-238.

    Brooner, RK, King, VL, Kidorf, MS, Schmidt, CW, Bigelow, GE. Psychiatric and substance use comorbidity among treatment-seeking opioid abusers. Archives of General Psychiatry, 1997, 54: 71-80.

    Kidorf, MS, Brooner, RK, King, VL. Motivating methadone patients to include drug-free significant others in treatment: a behavioral intervention. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 1997, 14: 23-28.

    Brooner, RK, Kidorf, MS, King, VL, Stoller, K. Preliminary evidence of good treatment response in antisocial drug abusers. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 1998, 49: 249-260.

    Kidorf, MS, Hollander, JR, King, VL, Brooner, RK. Increasing employment of methadone maintenance outpatients: an intensive behavioral intervention. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 1998, 50: 73-80.

    King, VL, Brooner, RK, Kidorf, MS, Mirsky, AF. ADHD and treatment outcome in opioid abusers entering treatment. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 1999, 187: 487-495.

    King, VL, Kidorf, MS, Stoller, KB, Brooner, RK. Influence of psychiatric comorbidity on HIV risk behaviors: changes during drug abuse treatment. Journal of Addictive Diseases, 2000, 19:65-83.

    King, VL, Kidorf, MS, Stoller, KB, Carter, JA, Brooner, RK. Influence of antisocial personality subtypes on drug abuse treatment response. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 2001, 189:593-601.

    King, VL, Stoller, KB, Hayes, M, Umbricht, A, Curran, M, Kidorf, MS, Carter, JA, Schwartz, R, Brooner, RK. A multicenter randomized evaluation of methadone medical maintenance. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2002, 65:137-148.

    Brooner, RK, Kidorf, MS, King, VL, Stoller, KB, Peirce, JM, Bigelow, GE, Kolodner, K. Behavioral contingencies improve counseling attendance in an adaptive treatment model. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 2004, 27:223-232.

    Kidorf, MS, King, VL, Neufeld, K, Stoller, KB, Peirce, JM, Brooner, RK. Involving significant others in the care of opioid-dependent patients receiving methadone. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 2005, 29:19-27.

    Kidorf, MS, Disney, ER, King, VL, Kolodner, K, Beilenson, P, Brooner, RK. Challenges in motivating treatment enrollment in community syringe exchange participants. Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 2005, 82: 456-467.

    Stoller, KB, King, VL, Brooner, RK. Office-Based Buprenorphine Maintenance: setting the stage for success. Johns Hopkins Advanced Studies in Medicine, 2006, 6: 124-134.

    King, VL, Stoller, KB, Kidorf, MS, Kolodner, K, Schwartz, R, Brooner, RK. A 12-month controlled trial of methadone medical maintenance integrated into an adaptive treatment model. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 2006, 31: 385-393.

    Brooner, RK, Kidorf, MS, King, VL, Stoller, KB, Neufeld, KJ, Kolodner, K. Comparing adaptive stepped care and monetary based voucher interventions for opioid dependence. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2007, 88S: S14-S23.

    Kidorf, MS, Neufeld, KJ, King, VL, Clark, M, Brooner, RK. A stepped care approach for reducing cannabis use in opioid-dependent outpatients. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 2007, 32: 341-347.

    Neufeld, KJ, Kidorf, MS, Kolodner, K, King, VL, Clark, M, Brooner, RK. (2008) Good treatment response in opioid-dependent patients with antisocial personality disorder. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 34, 101-111.

    King, VL and Brooner, RK. Improving treatment engagement in opioid-dependent outpatients with a motivated stepped-care adaptive treatment model. (2008) The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 34, 209-213.

    Neufeld, K., King, V., Peirce, J., Kolodner, K., Brooner, R., Kidorf, M. A comparison of 1-year substance abuse treatment outcomes in community syringe exchange participants versus other referrals. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2008, 97: 122-129.

    Kidorf, MS, King, VL. Expanding the public health benefits of community syringe exchange programs. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 2008, 53:487-495.

    King, VL, Burke, C, Stoller, KB, Neufeld, KJ, Peirce, J, Kolodner, K, Kidorf, M, Brooner, RK. Implementing methadone medical maintenance in community-based clinics: disseminating evidence based treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 2008, 35:312-321.

    King, VL, Stoller, KB, Kidorf, M, Kindbom, K, Hursh, S, Brady, T, Brooner, RK. Assessing the effectiveness of an Internet-based videoconferencing platform for delivering intensified substance abuse counseling. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 2009, 36, 331-338.
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    Honors

    Codman Award from The Joint Commission for a program in Behavioral Health Care 2007. Presented at the Joint Commission’s National Conference to Addiction Treatment Services for the Motivated Stepped Care model of treatment. This prestigious award recognizes achievement by organizations and individuals in the use of process and outcomes measures to improve organization performance and quality of care.

    SAMHSA 2013 Science and Service Award for Opioid Treatment Programs. This award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services honors the outstanding accomplishments, innovation, and excellence in opioid addiction treatment provided in the ATS program.

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    Locations

    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    4940 Eastern Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Phone: 410-550-0146
    Appointment Phone: 410-550-0146
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    Department/Division

    • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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