Karen Drexler, M.D.
Substance Abuse Treatment Program (116A)
1670 Clairmont Road
Atlanta, GA 30033
(404) 321-6111 x6905
Assistant Program Director
|Sreedevi Vayalapalli, M.D. Atlanta VAMC Substance Abuse Treatment Program (116A) 1670 Clairmont Road Atlanta, GA 30033 404-321-6111 x 5869 Sreedevi.email@example.com|
Wesley Woods Health Center-4th Floor
1841 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329 404-728-6470 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Annual Stipend||$57,922 (2012-2013)|
Welcome to Emory's Addiction Psychiatry webpage. We are pleased that you are interested in learning about our program. Our Addiction Psychiatry Residency Program is a one-year program. The Addiction Psychiatry resident must have satisfactorily completed an ACGME-accredited General Psychiatry residency prior to entering the program. Upon completion of the 12-month residency program, and board certification in General Psychiatry, the resident will be board eligible in Addiction Psychiatry. Training in Addiction Psychiatry that occurred during the general residency training will NOT be credited toward the one-year requirement.
Residents receive direct supervision in evaluation and treatment of men and women of different ages, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds with addictions to all of the major classes of addicting substances.
Residents rotate through four clinical sites: VAMC substance abuse treatment program (8 months); Grady Memorial Hospital (2 months); a rotation at Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences (1 month) and one at Talbott Recovery Campus (1 month).
Residents receive supervised training in performing patient evaluations, managing rehabilitation and detoxification, and treating psychiatric co-morbidities. They participate in clinical supervision and formal didactic training of general psychiatry residents and medical students. Residents also follow outpatients for individual psychotherapy and medication management throughout the year.
Wednesday morning seminars cover specific reading assignments based on the topic areas covered in the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology examination and requirements of the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education. Didactics address neurobiology, diagnosis and treatment of all the major classes of addicting substances, pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy, and related topics including public policy, ethics, and medications development.
Our fellowship highlights include experience with:
A more detailed description of our program can be requested by calling Amy Cromwell, Program Coordinator, at 404-728-6470 or email: email@example.com.
Our 2011-2012 class (L to R): Dr. Aflatoon, Dr. Chandora, Dr. Drexler, Ms. Cromwell, Dr. LeRoux