President, Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing
Dr. Andrew Kolodny is Chair of Psychiatry at Maimonides Medical Center in New York City and is President of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP). He is board certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Kolodny has a longstanding interest in public health and community psychiatry. He was previously 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 citywide buprenorphine programs, naloxone overdose prevention programs and emergency room-based screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) programs for drug and alcohol misuse.
Dr. Kolodny is a national expert on the opioid addiction epidemic. In his clinical practice, he specializes in the treatment of opioid addiction. He is a past recipient of the Daniel X. Freedman Congressional Health Policy Award.