AMMP - Addiction Medicine Mentorship Program

Includes a Live Event on 06/03/2021 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

This longitudinal, year-long program (May 2021-May 2022) will offer medical students (MS1-MS4) an opportunity to engage with experts in the field of addiction while working towards the completion of a research project. 

This opportunity offers interested medical students an opportunity to engage with the clinical and academic aspects of addiction treatment and research. This program will provide the tools to treat patients with Substance Use Disorders in whichever field or specialty you ultimately pursue.

Schedule:

Please watch "The Hungry Heart" prior to 6/3/21.  https://vimeo.com/ondemand/the...

Dr. Kushner has asked that all mentees view the documentary film "The Hungry Heart" prior to her talk. It's about 90 minutes, and can be rented on Vimeo for $3.99. This should be the only time we ask mentees to spend any money on this program, but if you have issues/questions/concerns, please reach out to Dr. Latronica and we can find an arrangement. She also asked me to mention that some of the language in the documentary (specifically stigmatizing language) likely does not "hold up" in our current environment, but she believes the documentary as a whole is important viewing.

TimeSpeakerMeeting 1: Introduction (6/3/21)
6:00-8:00  Marla Kushner, D.O."Addiction 101"
Short Break   
8:00-9:00 Mentorship Breakout Groups
9:00-9:10 Whole Group Wrap-Up
TimeSpeakerMeeting 2: Harm Reduction (8/3/21)
6:00-7:00Elizabeth Salisbury-AfsharBasics of Harm Reduction 
Short Break  
7:00-8:00 Mentorship Breakout Groups
8:00-8:10 Whole Group Wrap-Up
TimeSpeakerMeeting 3: Special Considerations in Addiction Medicine (9/1/21)
6:00-7:00Veronica Ridpath, D.O.Taking a Compassionate Substance Use History
Short Break  
7:00-8:00 Mentorship Breakout Groups
8:00-8:10 Whole Group Wrap-Up
TimeSpeakerMeeting 4: Opioid Use Disorder (10/6/21)
6:00-7:00Kat Grieco, D.O.Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Short Break
 
7:00-8:00 Mentorship Breakout Groups
8:00-8:10 Whole Group Wrap-Up
TimeSpeakerMeeting 5: Alcohol Use Disorder (11/3/21)
6:00-7:00Jon Lepley, D.O.Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Short Break  
7:00-8:00 Mentorship Breakout Groups
8:00-8:10 Whole Group Wrap-Up
TimeSpeakerMeeting 6: Stimulant Use Disorder (12/1/21)
6:00-7:00James Latronica, D.O.Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Short Break  
7:00-8:00 Mentorship Breakout Groups
8:00-8:10 Whole Group Wrap-Up
TimeSpeakerMeeting 7:  Sedative/Hypnotic Use Disorder(2/2/22)
6:00-7:00Steve Wyatt, D.O.Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Short Break  
7:00-8:00 Mentorship Breakout Groups
8:00-8:10 Whole Group Wrap-Up
TimeSpeakerMeeting 8: Behavioral Addictions & Project Wrap-Up (3/2/22)
6:00-7:00Bhavna Bali, M.D.Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Short Break  
7:00-8:00 Independent Project Presentations
8:00-8:10  

James Latronica, DO (Moderator)

AOAAM Board of Trustee

James R. Latronica, DO received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His primary training is in Family Medicine, and he graduated residency from Clarion Hospital, in Clarion, PA. He is currently an Addiction Medicine Fellow at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He is a past Resident Member of the AOAAM Board of Trustees, and he is honored to now serve as a full member.

His main areas of academic interest are buprenorphine management in the perioperative period, expanded access to MOUD across all demographics, cannabis research, and U.S. drug and health care policy. He is the Associate Editor the Journal of Addictive Diseases.

He has a deep interest in activism and advocacy and is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s Public Policy Committee. He also completed the American Osteopathic Association’s Training In Policy Studies (TIPS) Fellowship. In a non-academic role, he was a Pennsylvania field manager for Vot-ER, a physician-driven voter registration campaign during the 2020 presidential campaign. Three of his policy resolutions have been considered by the AOA House of Delegates, one of which was passed at the 2020 House of Delegates.

He has significant investment in medical education at various levels, and to that end, he is a member of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association’s Grant Development Task Force, he received the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s “PCOM Pillar” recognition for his mentorship activities with medical students, and was a past recipient of the Resident Teacher Award from the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine.

Summer of 2021 he will be joining UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital in a clinical role, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor.

Marla Kushner, DO, FAOAAM

AOAAM President

Doctor Marla Kushner graduated from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her family medicine residency at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, MI and completed an Adolescent Young Adult Medicine Fellowship at Chicago Osteopathic Hospital of Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago. After her fellowship, Dr. Kushner began working with adolescent substance abuse facilities in Chicago and received certification and Addiction Medicine from the American Society of Addiction Medicine and is a distinguished fellow of ASAM. She is a diplomate in American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Kushner received her fellowship in the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians in March 2013 and is currently medical director of the Addiction Recovery Track at Insight Behavioral Health in Chicago and  two high school-based health centers in Chicago. She has a family medicine practice with a focus on adolescent an addiction medicine. 

Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar

Dr. Salisbury-Afshar’s focus is on improving the health and wellbeing of people who use drugs and alcohol. Her work includes individual patient care, clinical teaching, and implementation and evaluation of addiction-related programs. She is board certified in family medicine, addiction medicine, and preventive medicine/general public health.

Prior to coming to the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Salisbury-Afshar has worked in the public and not for profit sectors. She served as the Medical Director of Behavioral Health Systems Baltimore, where she developed and oversaw the Baltimore City Overdose Prevention Plan, the Opioid Fatality Review Board, and the third-party naloxone distribution program. She subsequently served as the Medical Director of Behavioral Health at the Chicago Department of Public Health, where she created and implemented the Department’s strategy to address the opioid overdose crisis, helped to standardize the way opioid-related morbidity and mortality was tracked and reported, developed provider education learning collaboratives to increase access to medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) treatment, and supported expansion of naloxone access through funding and educational initiatives. Dr. Salisbury-Afshar also served as the Director of the Center for Addiction Research and Effective Solutions (CARES) at the American Institutes for Research. In this role she worked on a variety of projects ranging from addiction-related public health strategy to the development of technical assistance to expand access to evidence-based addiction treatment.

Dr. Salisbury-Afshar has over ten years of experience working clinically in federally qualified health centers- providing both primary care and addiction medicine treatment. She currently practices at Access Community Health Centers and as a consulting physician in addiction medicine at UW Hospital. She is Faculty in the UW Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program.

Veronica Ridpath, DO

AOAAM Resident - Board of Trustee

My professional interests include community psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and patient advocacy. I also have a special interest in working with LGBT, alternative, and diverse client populations. Currently serving as the Atrium Health Psychiatry Resident Representative to the NCPA Executive Council as well as Addiction Committee member.

Julie Kmiec, DO, FAOAAM

AOAAM Past President

Julie Kmiec, DO, graduated from Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.  She completed her general psychiatry residency training and addiction psychiatry fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) in Pittsburgh, PA.  She is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  She is board certified in general and addiction psychiatry.  Dr. Kmiec is the Medical Director of the Ambulatory Detoxification Program, Bridge Clinic, and is the founding medical director of the Narcotic Addiction Treatment Program’s Buprenorphine Clinic at WPIC.  Her clinical interests include treatment of drug and alcohol withdrawal, prevention of overdose, and pharmacotherapy for the treatment of addictions.  Dr. Kmiec’s research involves training healthcare professionals on the implementation of medications for opioid use disorder.  She is the President of the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine.

Jon Lepley, DO

AOAAM President Elect

Jon Lepley, DO received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and he completed his Family Medicine residency training at Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center. He is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Addiction Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and he is recognized as a Certified Correctional Health Professional by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. He has been conferred Fellow status by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Dr. Lepley spent many formative years of practice providing healthcare within the Philadelphia Department of Prisons, wherein he pioneered a program which provides Medication Assisted Treatment to individuals suffering from opioid use disorder. His work in Philadelphia has been recognized by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia Section of Public Health and his program has been presented on a national level, garnering interest from large correctional systems across the country. Dr. Lepley’s clinical interests also include recognition of physician impairment and promotion of physician wellness. In this regard, he volunteers his time to serve on an Advisory Committee for the Pennsylvania Physician Health Program. His current professional role is with Penn Medicine as Medical Director of Addiction Medicine for the Lancaster General Health system.

 

Stephen Wyatt, DO, FAOAAM

AOAAM Past President

Steven Wyatt is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with added subspecialty certification in Addiction Psychiatry. He Completed a NIDA clinical research fellowship in addiction psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. He is a CHS professor of psychiatry and an adjunct clinical faculty member of the University of North Carolina. He is the current chairman of the NC psychiatric Association Addiction Psychiatry Committee and the Vice Chair of the Coalition of Physician Education and Substance Use Disorders a national organization focused on addiction medicine medical school education. He participated in the writing of the ASAM Clinical Guidelines for Office Based Opioid Treatment. He is a clinical expert for both that UNC ECHO for Rural Primary Care MAT in North Carolina and the SAMHSA funded Provider Clinical Support System, PCSS; MAT and MIP projects. 

Bhavna Bali

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AAMP - Meeting 1 - 6/3/2021
06/03/2021 at 6:00 PM (EDT)   |  180 minutes
06/03/2021 at 6:00 PM (EDT)   |  180 minutes Agenda 6:00 - 7:00 - Jim Latronica - Introductions/Independent Project Discussion /// 7:00 - 8:00 - Greg Lande - "Mock" Manuscript Breakdown /// 7:00 - 7:15 - BREAK /// 7:15 - 8:00 - Open Forum /// 8:00 - 8:30 - /// 8:30 - 9:00 - ///
AMMP - Meeting 2 - 8/3/2021
08/03/2021 at 6:00 PM (EDT)   |  130 minutes
08/03/2021 at 6:00 PM (EDT)   |  130 minutes
AMMP - Meeting 3 - 9/1/2021
09/01/2021 at 6:00 PM (EDT)   |  130 minutes
09/01/2021 at 6:00 PM (EDT)   |  130 minutes
AMMP - Meeting 4 - 10/6/2021
10/06/2021 at 6:00 PM (EDT)   |  130 minutes
10/06/2021 at 6:00 PM (EDT)   |  130 minutes
AMMP - Meeting 5 - 11/3/2021
11/03/2021 at 6:00 PM (EDT)   |  130 minutes
11/03/2021 at 6:00 PM (EDT)   |  130 minutes
AMMP - Meeting 6 - 12/1/2021
12/01/2021 at 6:00 PM (EST)   |  130 minutes
12/01/2021 at 6:00 PM (EST)   |  130 minutes
AMMP - Meeting 7 - 2/2/2022
02/02/2022 at 6:00 PM (EST)   |  130 minutes
02/02/2022 at 6:00 PM (EST)   |  130 minutes
AMMP - Meeting 8 - 3/2/2022
03/02/2022 at 6:00 PM (EST)   |  130 minutes
03/02/2022 at 6:00 PM (EST)   |  130 minutes
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