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Addiction Medicine Fellowship

Program Description

West Virginia University’s Addiction Medicine Fellowship is part of the nation’s first cohort of programs to achieve ACGME accreditation.  It is unfortunate that our state’s highly publicized and well documented opioid crisis makes us “ground zero” for this epidemic. However, we have accumulated knowledge and experience in helping people with Opioid Use Disorder and comorbidities. We are the frontline fighters in this battle and currently have one of the country's largest Buprenorphine Medical Assisted Treatment programs. As leaders in both research and treatment, our Addiction Medicine fellowship program is tasked with enriching the lives of our patients and the community. We strive to ensure that our trainees become highly coveted healthcare providers who are prepared to lead this battle.

Our fellows will learn the continuum of recovery-oriented addiction services while working in different levels of care: from our Dual Diagnosis unit to our newly opened 30-bed 28-day residential treatment facility, and to our Intensive Outpatient Program.

Focal points of our curriculum:

  • Multidisciplinary and full ASAM level coverage clinical rotations:    

        -including acute detox
        -addiction consultation and liaison service
        -pain clinic
        -student health
        -residential program and Intensive Outpatient Program, etc.

  • Interactive didactic teaching
  • Practical components such as clinical case studies
  • Basic Psychopharmacology & Psychiatric interview skill training

As a member of the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry is something our WVU family is quite proud of. We are especially proud of our Addiction team! While we strive to provide the highest quality of care to our patients, we are also well-published in scientific research. We are committed to offering addiction research opportunities. These opportunities will give fellows a chance to become a well-rounded, independent clinician-scientist in Addiction Medicine.

The city of Morgantown is one of the most diverse you’ll find within the heart of Appalachia. Our beautiful region offers a high quality of life outside of work and studies.

WVU Medicine is the #1 healthcare system in our state, a state plagued with the opioid crisis. While we provide fellows with much-needed opportunities for professional growth, they will fill a great need for us and our community.

Director of Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program– Wanhong Zheng, MD, MSc, MA