Michael A Fiori, MD
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Psychiatry
Dr. Fiori has an impressive thirty-year history of work and accomplishments in the clinical, administrative and educational arenas of academic psychiatry. Early in his career, he developed a model clinical department of psychiatry that served the severely mentally ill through the development of a partnership with SouthCoast Hospital System in South Eastern Massachusetts. Dr. Fiori became the co-president of this group that grew to 17 fuli-time psychiatrists, white providing the entire range of inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care. Throughout this period, Dr. Fiori continued to teach and supervise medical students and residents as a faculty member of Brown. In 2000, Dr. Fiori returned to Butler Hospital and Brown University, and expanded his teaching and supervisory responsibilities. As the Unit Chief of the Dual Diagnosis Unit at Butler Hospital, Dr. Fiori has specialized in the treatment of patients with severe co¬occurring disorders for the past 15 years. His abilities as a clinician/administrator led to his being selected for leadership roles within the hospital and medical staff, including recent appointments as the physician leader for the implementation of CPOE and election as the Hospital Staff President. Dr. Fiori's clinical work has always been inextricably intertwined with his dedication to teaching and supervision of medical students and residents. He is a sought after mentor by the Brown Psychiatry residents. He developed and implemented core addictions curricula for both medical students and residents. He has provided outstanding clinical supervision to countless trainees, receiving the highest ratings of his efforts. Over the last eight years Dr. Fiori has made a major contribution to those struggling with addictions by providing consultation and education to his medical/surgical colleagues and his general psychiatry colleagues on the etiology and treatment of addiction.
He implemented a buprenorphlne training program for psychiatrists at Butler Hospital, which helped modernize the treatment of opiate addicted patients. Scholarship Dr. Fiori co-authored a book chapter on the Dual Diagnosis Unit.
He is a sought after speaker at local and regional medical and psychiatric society meetings focused on the management of persons with co-occurring disorders, especially those suffering from opiate addiction.
In summary, Dr. Fiori has demonstrated excellence as a clinician, educator, and administrator in his roles at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. He has enjoyed success in the development and implementation of clinical and educational programsand in leading administrative changes for his department.
I am pleased to present Dr. Fiori to the promotions committee, as he has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to academics that includes a passion for the care of our most seriously ill patients, while working to implement evidence-based interventions to improve systems of patient care, and he has demonstrated a consistent commitment to the training of the next generation of physicians.
Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
MD, New York Medical College
Internship, Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Residency, Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Rober J. Westlake Award for Physician Excellence
Teaching Excellence Award
Teaching Recognition Award
Maurice Kaufman Award to the Best Psychiatric Resident
UpJohn Award for Clinical Excellence
Davis, K.L., Fiori, M.A. Dopaminergic Dysregulation in Schizophrenia: A Target for New Drugs. Drug Development and Research. 9:71-93, 1986..;.
Fiori, M.A., Davis K.L. Possible Applications of Laboratory Tests in Depression. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 45:6-11, 1984..;.
Nurenberg, H.G., Prudick, J., Fiori, M.A., Friedman, E. Psychopathology Complicating AIDS. American Journal of Psychiatry, 141(1): 95-97..;.
Recupero, P.R., Fiori, M.A., Dubreuil, M.E. The Co Occurring (Substance Abuse/Mental Illness) Disorders Unit. Textbook of Hospital Psychiatrv. Edited by S. Sharfstein, F. Dickerson, and J. Oldham. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. 2008 pp. 135 158,.;.