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Department of

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Fellowships Program

Addiction Psychiatry & Addiction Medicine Research Fellowship Programs

The Addiction Sciences Division and the Cincinnati VAMC offer two addiction-specialty fellowship training programs.

One is a one-year ACGME-accredited Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship (two positions) that prepares the candidate for Added Qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

The other is a two-year VA Addiction Medicine Research Fellowship (one position) that is open to physicians (research or clinical) from varied backgrounds and prepares the candidate for Certification in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

The fellowship experience is centered around rotations in a nationally recognized VA Clinical Program of Excellence in Substance Use Disorders providing 12 addiction sub-specialty clinics/wards operated by nearly 70 addiction specialty staff and led by the Director of the fellowships, Dr. Shannon Miller. Fellows also rotate in non-VA settings for rotations dealing with topics relating to maternal-fetal issues, pregnancy, and adolescents. Formal addiction-specific psychotherapy training is provided.

Fellowship faculty is comprised of addiction specialists from multiple disciplines, dedicated to quality patient care, teaching and scholarly activity.

Research opportunities exist with multiple faculty, including those from the National Institute on Drug Abuse Ohio Valley Clinical Trials Network. Cincinnati serves as headquarters for this network spanning roughly 10 states. Active research protocols include both behavioral and pharmacotherapy research trials with extremely high recruitment rates.

Support includes an experienced VA Research office with a variety of funding sources, UC brain imaging resources, as well as the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) — established in October 2005 to serve the support and educational needs of the entire clinical and translational research community of the UC Academic Health Center. Pilot funding exists from several resources. 

Highly competitive salary and benefits are available, including the opportunity to earn extra income. Robust post-fellowship employment opportunities exist.

The Tri-state area offers a diverse culture; superb shopping, dining, and entertainment; affordable housing; top-flight spectator sports along with numerous opportunities for the weekend athlete; an NIH top 3 children's hospital; and one of the best selections of public schools in the nation - all within hours of the Great Lakes and Appalachian Mountains for weekend getaways. Life in Cincinnati

Shannon C. Miller, MD, DFASAM, DFAPA
Program Director, Addiction Medicine Research Fellowship
Director, Addiction Services
VAMC Cincinnati

Co-Program Director, Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
Director of Education and Training, and
Associate Director for the Addiction Sciences Division
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Affiliated
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Co-Editor, Journal of Addiction Medicine (2006-2016)
Editor-in-Chief, Principles of Addiction Medicine