Addiction Specialist wanted at Virginia Commonweatlh University Health - F57370

Virginia Commonwealth University Health
Facility: Virginia Commonwealth University Health 
Address: 1250 East Marshall Street 
Richmond, VA 23298-5048 
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Specialty: Psychiatry : Addiction 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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Addiction Specialist

Virginia Commonwealth University Health

Department of Psychiatry

Addiction Specialist  F57370

The Division of Addiction Psychiatry at VCU Health has an extraordinary opportunity for a BC/BE Psychiatrist with clinical interest/experience in Addictions.  This unique faculty position offers the successful candidate the chance to create a practice that can be tailored to their specific interests and backgrounds and to have a full range of clinical, educational, research, public policy and leadership activities.  Join one of the top academic addiction programs in the United States where you’ll have a voice, work with leaders who listen and inspire while enjoying never-ending opportunities to learn and advance.  


  • Providing clinical coverage to patients suffering from Addictions
  • Good mix of inpatient, outpatient and residential care
  • Teach, supervise and mentor medical students, residents and fellows of our Addiction Medicine program
  • Give lectures, lead rotations, and teach in our electronic patient simulation laboratory
  • Participate in  research ranging from basic preclinical and genetic studies, to brain imaging and clinical trials
  • Opportunity to collaborate in our Addiction Division led 6,000 square foot Advanced Research Imaging facility which houses VCU’s 3T MRI
  • Involvement in public policy
  • Leadership opportunity to function as a Medical Director for the Virginia Health Practitioner Monitoring Program
  • Work on performance management and quality improvement projects



  • MD or DO
  • BE/BC Psychiatry with interest in Addiction
  • BE/BC in Addiction Psychiatry or Addiction Medicine preferred but not required


About the Division of Addiction Psychiatry and VCU Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies:

Successful candidates would join the VCU Institute for Drug and Alcohol studies, under the direction of F. Gerard Moeller, M.D. Research studies underway in the institute include fMRI and DTI studies and clinical trials in cocaine dependence, genetic studies in substance use disorders, and brain imaging in mild traumatic brain injury. The Institute has ongoing research funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and active collaborations with TBI researchers with Department of Defense funding. There is also an active clinical and research collaboration with the Substance Abuse Treatment Program at the Richmond Veterans Hospital.

There are well-equipped and staffed research facilities, outpatient research treatment facilities, and human behavioral laboratory facilities. The Institute oversees the Collaborative Advanced Research Imaging facility which houses a research dedicated 3T Philips MRI scanner and a research clinic with human behavioral laboratory testing and urine toxicology testing facilities. The Addiction Psychiatry Division has close ties and/or collaborations within VCU School of Medicine, Radiology, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Neurology. In addition there is a close working relationship between the Division and the Mental Health Service at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Hospital. This is a strategic position that requires vision and leadership, yet offers opportunity for hands-on work in a variety of areas. Strong academic department with over 80 faculty and outstanding programs in Addictions Research, FMRI, and Psychiatric Genetics.

About Richmond, Virginia

Richmond is centrally located along the East Coast. With easy access to Washington D.C., the Atlantic Ocean and the Blue Ridge Mountains, this River City was ranked #3 Top Destination by Frommer’s for its rich history, colonial charm, outdoor adventure, trendy restaurants, upscale shopping, and world class museums.

With the James River flowing through the heart of City, and the mild climate year round, Richmonders take full advantage of the area’s athletic events, public gardens and festivals. The area boasts a wide variety of arts, culture and entertainment as well. Among the numerous historical landmarks, you will find numerous theaters, the Richmond Ballet, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Richmond International Raceway to name a few.

Richmond is for everyone. It’s family friendly, dog friendly and there is never a shortage of things to do. Whether you want to live downtown, Church Hill, Shockoe Bottom, Forest Hills, The Fan, or the Suburbs of the West End or Chesterfield County, each Richmond neighborhood is unique making it an attractively-sized and very livable city.

About VCU Health

Virginia Commonwealth University Health is the regions only Level 1 Trauma center. As part of the VCU’s School of Medicine, physicians provide quality patient care services, teach the next generation of physicians and conduct important research. Nationally known for cutting-edge medical advancements and diagnostic insights, VCU physicians aim to be the provider of choice for quality healthcare that is patient-centered, physician-driven, accessible, efficient and evidence-based to reflect the values of an outstanding integrated academic practice.

US News and World Report ranked VCU the No. 1 hospital in Virginia and the Richmond Metropolitan area. Our Nephrology, Pulmonology, Orthopaedics and Urology programs ranked among the top 50 in the country. VCU was also ranked “high performing” in Oncology, Cardiology, Diabetes, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Neurosurgery, Rehabilitation and Otolaryngology. With more than 600 physicians in 200 specialties, VCU has the areas only NCI-designated Cancer Center - Massey Cancer Center, and a full-service children’s hospital – Children’s Hospital of Richmond.


Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability.

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Contact: Anthony Coviello 
Phone: 804-628-9660
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