Chief Medical Officer, Phoenix House, and President, Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP)
• Tuesday, April 22 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Trends in Prescribing Practices (Moderator)
• Thursday, April 23 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Open Discussion About Zohydro™ ER’s Impact (Facilitator)
Dr. Andrew Kolodny is the Chief Medical Officer of Phoenix House. He was previously the Chair of Psychiatry at Maimonides Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Kolodny is the co-founder and president of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP), a national organization representing physicians from several medical specialties including Addiction, Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Pain, Public Health and Emergency Medicine. PROP’s mission is to reduce morbidity and mortality caused by overprescribing of opioid pain medication.
Dr. Kolodny has been involved in efforts to reduce opioid overdose deaths since 2003, when he worked for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in the Office of the Executive Deputy Commissioner. 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. In addition to developing policies and programs to reduce overdose deaths, he has worked as a clinician treating individuals suffering from the disease of opioid addiction.