Chief Medical Officer, Phoenix House Foundation, Inc., and Executive Director, Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP)
• Heroin Track: Origins of the Heroin Crisis
Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 11:15 am to 12:30 pm
Dr. Andrew Kolodny is the Chief Medical Officer of Phoenix House, a nonprofit addiction treatment organization, and is a senior scientist at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Dr. Kolodny is also the Executive Director and co-founder of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP). Dr. Kolodny was previously the Chair of Psychiatry at Maimonides Medical Center in New York City. He has a long-standing interest in public health. Prior to his position at Maimonides, he 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.