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Dr. Antoine Douaihy Appointed Senior Clinical Consultant in Addiction Psychiatry


Antoine Douaihy, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine, has been appointed as the Senior Clinical Consultant in Addiction Psychiatry.  In this new position, Dr. Douaihy will serve as a role model in clinical practice, teaching and training, innovation, and dissemination.  

Dr. Douaihy is uniquely qualified for his new role.  He is a dedicated clinician-educator and has been active in research focusing on addiction, co-occurring disorders, and HIV throughout his career.  He serves as the Associate Director of the Residency Training Program and Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC (WPIC), and Co-Director of the Tobacco Treatment Service at UPMC Presbyterian and Montefiore Hospital.  In recognition of his outstanding contributions to medical education and training, Dr. Douaihy has received numerous awards and honors.  He is a four-time recipient of both the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Association of Medical Students interested in Psychiatry (AMSIP) and the Faculty Recognition Award for Excellence in Teaching from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The Pitt School of Medicine has also presented Dr. Douaihy with the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award (2011) and the Charles Watson Teaching Award (2013), and in 2009 inducted him into the Academy of Master Educators.

As the Senior Clinical Consultant in Addiction Psychiatry, Dr. Douaihy will promote innovation and dissemination of best practice within the field of addiction psychiatry. His specific responsibilities will include: 1) developing evidence-based practice materials for dissemination and streamlining across service lines; 2) collaborating with other departments and providing community representation, and; 3) providing training, mentoring and clinical supervision of medical students, residents, clinicians, junior clinician-educator track physicians.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Douaihy on his appointment.  We look forward to his ongoing contributions to the Department and the field of addiction psychiatry.