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Van Lewis King, Jr, M.D.
Medical Director, Addiction Treatment Services
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Expertise: Addiction Psychiatry Services, Adult Psychiatry , Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences , Psychosomatic Medicine
Research Interests: pregnancy and addiction; treatment services research; psychiatric services; opioid dependence; Internet therapies
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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Appointment Phone: 410-550-0146
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
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....read more
- Medical Director, Addiction Treatment Services
- Medical Director, Center for Addiction and Pregnancy
- Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Departments / Divisions
- MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (1987)
- Massachusetts General Hospital / Psychiatry (1991)
- American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Psychiatry (1993)
Research & Publications
Selected PublicationsPeer-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.
Activities & Honors
- Codman Award, The Joint Commission for a program in Behavioral Health Care, 2007
- Science and Service Award for Opioid Treatment Programs, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2013
- American Psychiatric Association.
- College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Inc.
- Maryland Psychiatric Society.
- The American Psychopathological Association.