Chief Medical Officer, Phoenix House Foundation, Inc., and Director of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing
Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Education & Advocacy: A Consensus Roadmap to Curb Deaths from Rx Drug Misuse and Abuse in the U.S.
Dr. Andrew Kolodny, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer of Phoenix House, a nonprofit addiction treatment organization, and is Director of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP). Dr. Kolodny was previously the Chair of Psychiatry at Maimonides Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Kolodny has a long-standing interest in public health. Prior to his position at Maimonides, Dr. Kolodny was the Medical Director for Special Projects in the Office of the Executive Deputy Commissioner for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. For New York City, he helped develop and implement multiple programs to improve the health of New Yorkers and save lives, including city-wide buprenorphine programs, naloxone overdose prevention programs, and emergency room-based screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) programs for drug and alcohol misuse.