Julie A Kmiec, DO

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Western University of Health Sciences Osteopathic Medicine
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMCPsychiatry
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMCAddiction Psychiatry

Specialty Certifications

Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Addiction Psychiatry)

Current Appointments

Medical Director, Ambulatory Detoxification Program
Medical Director, Narcotic Addiction Treatment Program - Buprenorphine

Professional Affiliations

President-Elect, American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine
Member, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
Member, Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse

Selected Honors & Awards

Trainer of the Year, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

Research Interests

Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Cornelius JR, Chung T, Douaihy AB, Kirisci L, Glance J, Kmiec J, FitzGerald D, Wesesky MA, Salloum I. Mirtazapine in comorbid major depression and an alcohol use disorder: A double-blind placebo-controlled pilot trial. Psychiatry Research. 2016 Aug 30;242:326-30. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.06.005. Epub 2016 Jun 15. PubMed PMID: 27327217.
  2. Cornelius JR, Chung TA, Douaihy AB, Kirisci L, Glance J, Kmiec J, Wesesky MA, FitzGerald D, Salloum I. A Review of the Literature of Mirtazapine in Co-Occurring Depression and an Alcohol Use Disorder. Journal of Addictive Behaviors, Therapy, & Rehabilitation 2016;5(4). pii: 159. doi: 10.4172/2324-9005.1000159. Epub 2016 Dec 30. PubMed PMID: 28393081; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5381661.

Clinical Interests

Opioid use disorder; Withdrawal from substances; Urine toxicology

Education Interests

Overdose risk factors and naloxone for reversal; Mentoring students interested in medicine
Selected Education Publications & Products
  1. Prescribing Naloxone to Patients for Overdose Reversal. Providers' Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment Module. 2016 Aug 29. http://pcssmat.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Prescribing-Nalxone-to-Patients-for-Overdose-Reversal.pdf