Academic Programs and Research
Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program
The Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program will provide opportunities for exposure to inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment programs throughout the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and beyond. The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and its affiliated departments and teaching programs are dedicated to the training, development and mentorship of the fellow. The program is one year in length, and all fellowship training sites are part of the academic medicine system, where the fellow is an integral part of the patient care, learning and teaching experience. Learn more about the program and faculty.
JHBMC Internal Medicine Residency
Division faculty actively participate in the training of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Internal Medicine Residents:
- All residents complete a two-week rotation in the Chemical Dependence Unit and Comprehensive Care Practice
- Throughout their rotation, three residents share a panel of patients in Comprehensive Care Practice
- Faculty offer educational sessions for residents: HIV morning report; med-psych; evidence-based medicine; noon conferences; journal club
- Faculty create addiction modules for web-based Hopkins Internal Medicine curriculum
- Faculty coordinate and participate in PGY1 to PGY2 retreat
- Division faculty actively participate in the continuing training of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center housestaff through:
- Precepting Medical Housestaff Practice
- Attending physician Zieve Medical Unit for one month per year (Aliki scholar)
Division faculty actively participate in the following components of Johns Hopkins medical students training:
- Fourth year elective
- Substance abuse intersession course
- Preceptors for longitudinal curriculum
- Colleges advisory program
- Continuity clinic (students during MPH)
- Ethics and public health
- Preceptor for second-year medical student transition to the wards clinical skills course
Urban Health Residency
Division faculty participate in the training of new residents, with the goal of improving and impacting the resident's knowledge, behavior and attitudes towards substance use among their patients, focusing on:
- Universal screening
- Evidence-based practices for early intervention
- Treatment strategies that can be incorporated into the primary care setting, including office-based buprenorphine treatment, and treatment for alcohol and tobacco use disorders
- Encouraging referrals to specialized treatment programs where appropriate
- Serve as faculty for the Johns Hopkins yearly Buprenorphine Certification Training, open to internal and external faculty and staff
Providers and researchers within the Division of Chemical Dependence focus on several areas of research, including:
- Criminal charges and outcomes of patients entering office-based buprenorphine maintenance therapy
- Initial program and treatment outcomes in a community-based buprenorphine program
- Twenty year follow-up of patient cohort with chemical dependence-Is hepatitis C infection a predictor of mortality (BEAD)
- Stability of buprenorphine, norbuprenorphine and their glucuronide conjugates in authentic human urine samples
- The Therapeutic Workplace: A smoking sessation intervention for low income adults
- Changing epidemiology of substance abuse medical morbidities
- Everly J, DeFulio A, Donlin W, Aklin W, Umbricht A, Fingerhood M, Bigelow. Depot Naltrexone Treatment in Unemployed Opiate-Dependent Adults G, Silverman K. Employment-Based Reinforcement of Adherence. Addiction 2011: pending publication.
- Rastegar DA, Bertram A, Sisson SD. Use of an internet-based curriculum to teach internal medicine residents about addiction. J Addict Med 2010;4:233-5.
- Gordon AJ, Kunins HV, Rastegar DA, Tetrault JM, Walley AY. Update in addiction medicine for the generalist. J Gen Intern Med 2011;26:77-82.
- Koffarnus M, Wong C, Diemer K, Needham M, Hampton J, Fingerhood M, Svikis D, Bigelow G, Silverman K. A Therapeutic Workplace for Chronically Unemployed Homeless Alcohol Dependent Adults. Alcohol and Alcoholism 2011: pending publication.
- Buresh, M. Treatment of Kratom Dependence With Buprenorphine-Naloxone Maintenance. J Addict Med. 2018 Jun 25 [Epub ahead of print].
- Graddy R, Buresh ME, Rastegar DA. New and Emerging Illicit Psychoactive Substances. Med Clin North Am. 2018 Jul;102(4):697-714.
- Buresh, M., Leite, L., Rios, N., Conley, A., Flys, T., Page, K.R. (2013) Feasibility of cell phone-based interventions to improve HIV services among foreign-born Latinos. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 4:661-9.
- ASAM Annual Conference 2010, San Francisco, CA-Integration of Buprenorphine Treatment into HIV Primary Care (Workshop Faculty)
- SGIM Annual Meeting 2010, Minneapolis, MN- Update in Addiction Medicine for the Generalist
- ASAM 2011 Annual Medical-Scientific Conference, Washington, DC- Development and Evaluation of Addiction Training in Residency Training Programs
1st World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education 2011, Columbia, South Carolina. Hand-Carried Ultrasound Performed by Hospitalists: Does it Add to the Accuracy of the Cardiac Physical Examination.
- ASAM 2010 Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA- Symposium organizer -“Addiction in Women”
- NIDA CTN Regional Conference 2010-“Medication Treatments for Drug Dependence”
- Johns Hopkins Medicine- Current Topics in Geriatrics 2011- “Now a Problem amongst Seniors: Valuable Insight into HIV”
- ASAM 2011 Annual Conference, Washington, DC- Symposium organizer- “Prescription Drug Abuse”