Antoine B Douaihy, MD

Antoine B Douaihy, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.
Cindy Hurney

Education & Training

Université St. Joseph, Hotel Dieu de France, Beirut, School of Medicine
Psychiatry, State University of New York Upstate Medical University

Specialty Certifications

Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Board of Addiction Medicine

Current Appointments

Senior Academic Director, Addiction Medicine Services
Co-Director, UPMC Tobacco Treatment Service
Associate Director, Office of Residency Training
Director, Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Society of Addiction Medicine
Member, Research Society on Alcoholism
Member, Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, Inc.

Selected Honors & Awards

Kenneth E. Schuit Award, Dean's Master Educators, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Donald S. Fraley Award for Medical Student Mentoring, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, Arnold P. Gold Foundation

Research Interests

Substance use disorders; Psychology of behavior change; HIV and AIDS
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Goldstein, T. R., Krantz, M. L., Fersch-Podrat, R. K., Hotkowski, N. J., Merranko, J., Sobel, L., Axelson, D., Birmaher, B., & Douaihy, A. A brief motivational intervention for enhancing medication adherence for adolescents with bipolar disorder: A pilot randomized trial. 2020, Journal of affective disorders, 265, 19
  2. Metsch LR, Feaster DJ, Gooden L, Matheson T, Stitzer M, Das M, Jain MK, Rodriguez AE, Armstrong WS, Lucas GM, Nijhawan AE, Drainoni ML, Herrera P, Vergara-Rodriguez P, Jacobson JM, Mugavero MJ, Sullivan M, Daar ES, McMahon DK, Ferris DC, Lindblad R, VanVeldhuisen P, Oden N, Castelln, Tross S, Haynes LF, Douaihy A, Sorensen JL, Metzger DS, Mandler RN, Colfax GN, del Rio C. Effect of Patient Navigation With or Without Financial Incentives on Viral Suppression Among Hospitalized Patients With HIV Infection and Substance Use. A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2016, 316(2): 156-170.
  3. Winhusen T, Kropp F, Lindblad R, Douaihy A, Haynes L, Hodgkins C. Chartier K, Kampman KM, Sharma G, Lewis DF, VanVeldhuisen P, Theobald J, May J, Brigham GS. A multi-site, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of buspirone as a relapse-prevention treatment for cocaine dependence. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 2014, 75(7):757-64.
  4. Metsch LR, Feaster DJ, Gooden L, Schackman BR, Matheson T, Das M, Golden MR, Huffaker S, Haynes LF, Tross S, Malotte CK, Douaihy A, Korthuis PT, Duffus WA, Henn S, Bolan R, Philip SS, Castro JG, Castellon PC, McLaughlin G, Mandler RN, Branson B, Colfax GM. Effect of Risk-Reduction Counseling with Rapid HIV Testing on Risk of Acquiring Sexually Transmitted Infections. The AWARE Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA 2013, 310(16):1701-1710.
  5. Bogenschutz M, Donovan D, Mandler R, Perl H, Forcehimes A, Crandall C, Lindblad R, Oden N, Sharma G, Metsch L, Lyons M, McCormack R, Konstantopoulos WM, Douaihy A. Brief intervention for drug users presenting in emergency departments. JAMA Internal Medicine, 2014, 174(11):1736-45.

Clinical Interests

Substance use in adolescents & young adults; Co-occurring substance use & psychiatric disorders; Motivational intervewing
Selected Clinical Publications & Products
  1. Wilkening GL, Kucherer SA, Douaihy AB. Priapism and renal colic in a patient treated with duloxetine. Ment Health Clin. 2016, 6(4):197-200.
  2. Beth D. Kennard, Candice Biernesser, Kristin L. Wolfe, Aleksandra A. Foxwell, Simon J. Craddock Lee, Katie V. Rial, Sarita Patel, Carol Cheng, Tina Goldstein, Dana, McMakin, Beatriz Blastos, Antoine Douaihy, Jamie Zelazny & David A. Brent. Developing a Brief Suicide Prevention Intervention and Mobile Phone Application: A Qualitative Report. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 2015, 33(4):345-357.
  3. Kelly TM, Daley DC, Douaihy AB. Treatment of substance abusing patients with comorbid psychiatric disorders. Addictive Behaviors 2012, 37(1):11-24.
  4. Douaihy AB, Kelly TM, Sullivan C. Medications for substance use disorders. Social Work in Public Health 2013, 28(3-4):264-278.
  5. Brent DA, McMakin DL, Kennard BD, Goldstein TR, Mayes TL, Douaihy AB. Protecting adolescents from self-harm: A critical review of intervention studies. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2013, 52(12):1260-1271.

Education Interests

Mentoring medical students, residents & fellows; Evidence-based treatments for substance use disord
Selected Education Publications & Products
  1. Fertig AM, Tew JD, Douaihy AB, Nash KC, Solai LK, Travis MJ, Zippay LB, Matthews KA, Lewis DA. Developing a Clinician Educator Faculty Development Program: Lessons Learned. Acad Psychiatry. 2016, DOI: 10.1007/s40596-016-0596-x. PMID: 27538911.
  2. Nightingale B, Gopalan P, Azzam P, Douaihy A, Conti T. Teaching brief motivational interventions for diabetes to family medicine residents. Fam Med 2016, 48(3):187-193.
  3. Malas N, Rofey D, Kuchera AM, Fletcher J, Ortiz-Aguayo R, Douaihy A, Gold M. Motivational interviewing in paediatric residency. The Clinical Teacher. 2016, DOI: 10.1111/tct.12503.
  4. Douaihy A, Kelly TM, Gold MA (Editors). Motivational Interviewing: A Guide for Medical Trainees, New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2014.
  5. Douaihy A & Daley DC (Editors). Substance Use Disorders, Pittsburgh Pocket Series. NY: Oxford University Press. DJ Kupfer & M Travis (Series editors), 2013.