ABAM Fellowship Offers Addiction Training for New Doctors

In 2017, Rushford continued its participation in the pioneering Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program.

During the one-year fellowship, certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, physicians train across a broad array of clinical settings at Rushford’s five Connecticut campuses and other institutions within the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network, including The Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital.

Fellows gain exposure to traditional addiction specialty and related inpatient and outpatient programs, including detoxification, dual diagnosis, acute intoxication and withdrawal syndromes, medication-assisted treatment for opiate and alcohol use disorders, and collaborate with various clinicians in team case conferences.

  • “The fellowship program continues to be very successful in helping us prepare candidates for independent practice and certification in addiction medicine. By doing this, we are ensuring that high-quality, interdisciplinary, evidence-based addiction treatment programs can be provided to those most in need of this clinical service.”

    - Samuel M. Silverman, MD, FAPA, Rushford’s ABAM Fellowship Program Director

J. Craig Allen, MD, Rushford Medical Officer; Vincent McClain, MD, Associate Medical Director for Residential Addiction Services and Assistant Program Director for the Addiction Medicine Fellowship; and Samuel Silverman, MD, Medical Director of Addiction Services and the Program Director for the Addiction Medicine Fellowship.

Upon completion, participants receive a diploma in completion of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship, and are eligible to sit for the American Board of Addiction Medicine certification.

Rushford’s Addiction Medicine Fellows:

Brian Murray, MD: July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015

Mohammed Ahmer Siddiqui, MD; Christopher Reveley, MD:  July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016

Isteaq Ahmed, MD: July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017

Kira Bleecher, MD: August 1, 2017-expected to complete fellowship in 2018

Dr. Daanish Shaikh, MD July 1, 2016- June 30, 2017