Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

The Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry (University of Massachusetts Medical School, UMass Memorial Medical Center), offers psychiatrists advanced training in the evaluation and treatment of addictive disorders.Addiction

The program features clinical rotations and translational research opportunities, with particular emphasis on rehabilitation and longer term residential services for co-occurring psychiatric and medical conditions – including chronic pain.

Focused on group treatment programs and other psychotherapy methods, the fellowship experience draws from the rich clinical and research expertise of a diverse group of faculty members. The program spans a full spectrum of specializations from psychopharmacology to multiculturalism and addiction, to basic neuroscience, psychosomatic medicine, and state-of-the-art psychosocial interventions.


To apply to the program, download, print and complete the application. Mail the finished application, along with a current CV and personal statement to Gerardo Gonzalez, MD, c/o Addiction Fellowship Coordinator Andrea Glassman, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Rm S7-806 Worcester, MA 01655.

Clinical Rotations

Clinical rotations in the fellowship program occur in a public sector adolescent detoxification and rehabilitation unit, a general hospital buprenorphine clinic within the Addiction and Comorbidity Treatment Service (ACTS), an organization-wide tobacco cessation program, a Veterans Center for addiction treatment, and a continuum of care for opioid dependent patients – from detoxification through substitution therapy to community rehabilitation.

The primary training rotation sites are UMass Memorial Healthcare, Community Healthlink, Bedford VA Hospital, AdCare Hospital, and Spectrum Health Systems. The VA is a key supporter of the program. Rotations are structured to provide exposure to disparate treatment modalities and patient populations.

Contacts for questions or more information


Andrea Glassman 
Fellowship Coordinator 
Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Office 
Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Office 
Department of Psychiatry 
University of Massachusetts Medical School 
55 Lake Avenue North, Rm S7-806 
Worcester, MA 01655 
phone: 508-856-1256
fax: 508-856-5000  

Gerardo Gonzalez, MD 
Associate Professor 
Director, Division of Addiction Psychiatry 
Director, Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program 
Director, Addiction and Comorbidity Treatment Service (ACTS) 
University of Massachusetts Medical School 
Department of Psychiatry 
365 Plantation Street, Biotech 1, suite 100-119A 
Worcester, MA 01605 
Phone: (508) 856 6480