About Mount Sinai’s Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

This one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship, with an optional second, research year, takes place at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan and at its affiliated Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Fellows participate in the diagnosis and treatment of all substance dependence and co-occurring disorders in specialized inpatient and outpatient settings, and develop expertise in pharmacologic treatment using buprenorphine, methadone, naltrexone, acamprosate, disulfiram, and other biological treatment options. Fellows also gain experience in the psychotherapies of addictive disorders, including group therapy, and consultation-liaison addiction activities, such as with Mount Sinai’s Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute.

Mount Sinai’s addiction psychiatry fellowship provides opportunities to teach and supervise psychiatry residents and medical students, and assume a leadership role in multidisciplinary teams. Didactic education in biological, psychological, and social theories of addiction is an integral part of the program, as are other academic activities, such as grand rounds and seminars.

The optional second year of the fellowship offers in-depth participation in research activities in addiction psychiatry as well as the opportunity to work with internationally renowned basic scientists and clinical researchers focused on addictions. A broad range of research opportunities is available, including basic science and neuroimaging, as well as clinical human laboratory and treatment outcomes research. Altogether, these opportunities provide an integrated approach to clinical and research training.

Candidates must complete an ACGME-accredited psychiatry residency prior to entering this fellowship program.


Contact Us

Alkesh Patel, MD
Associate Director
Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
Icahn School of Medicine

275 Seventh Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone 212-604-1785
Fax 212-604-1798
E-mail: alkesh.patel@mssm.edu