Fellowship Training

Addiction Psychiatry & Addiction Medicine Research Programs

The Addiction Sciences Division offers two addiction-specialty fellowship training programs.

One is a one-year ACGME-accredited Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship (two positions) that prepares the candidate for Added Qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

The other is a two-year VA Addiction Medicine Research Fellowship (one position) that is open to physicians (research or clinical) from varied backgrounds and prepares the candidate for Certification in Addiction Medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

The fellowship experience includes rotations in a nationally recognized VA Clinical Program of Excellence in Substance Use Disorders providing greater than 10 addiction sub-specialty clinics/wards. Fellows also rotate in non-VA settings for rotations dealing with topics relating to maternal-fetal issues, pregnancy, and adolescents. Addiction-specific psychotherapy training is provided.

Fellowship faculty is comprised of addiction specialists from multiple disciplines, dedicated to quality patient care, teaching and scholarly activity.

Research opportunities exist in several NIH-funded addiction research centers, including the headquarters for 10 states within NIDA's national Clinical Trials Network. Active research protocols include both behavioral and pharmacotherapy research trials with extremely high recruitment rates.

Support includes an experienced VA Research office with a variety of funding sources, a Center for Imaging Research featuring 4Tesla MRI as well as the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) — established in October 2005 to serve the support and educational needs of the entire clinical and translational research community of the UC Academic Health Center. 

Highly competitive salary and benefits are available, including the opportunity to earn extra income. Robust post-fellowship employment opportunities exist.

The Tri-state area offers a diverse culture; superb shopping, dining, and entertainment; affordable housing; top-flight spectator sports along with numerous opportunities for the weekend athlete; an NIH top 3 children's hospital; and one of the best selections of public schools in the nation - all within hours of the Great Lakes and Appalachian Mountains for weekend getaways.


Shannon C. Miller, MD, FASAM, DFAPA
Medical Director, Dual Diagnosis & Sobriety Plus Clinics
Program Director, Addiction Medicine Research Fellowship
VAMC Cincinnati

Co-Program Director, Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
Director of Education and Training, and
Associate Director for the Addiction Sciences Division
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Affiliated
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Co-Editor, Journal of Addiction Medicine
Co-Editor, Principles of Addiction Medicine

Lieutenant Colonel, USAFR, MC (ret)


More Information

Addiction Psychiatry/Addiction Medicine Research Fellowships

Melissa Turner
Program Coordinator
Phone: 513-475-6378
Email: Melissa.Turner2@va.gov

Mailing Address:
Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
3200 Vine Street, B712
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Phone: 513-475-6378
Fax: 513-475-6568