Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

Addiction is the single greatest root cause of accidental injury, medical disease and premature death in the United States. The IU School of Medicine Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship program allows qualified individuals the opportunity to be formally trained and certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in the diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders and addictions. This includes preparation in the delivery of care within the addiction psychiatry workforce, leadership skills and the development of fully integrative treatment programs tailored to clients’ individual needs. In addition to building upon clinical skillsets, it is expected that addiction fellows pursue research and education training while refining a knowledge base that reflects translational fluency between neuroscientific and clinical domains of understanding addictive disorders.

Admission Requirements

Qualified candidates for the IU School of Medicine Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship must be graduates of an ACGME-accredited general psychiatry training program. Candidates should be eligible for and plan to obtain ABPN certification in General Adult Psychiatry and have the choice to follow either a one-year full-time track or a two-year part-time track. The part-time track is reserved for those pursuing research of clinical initiatives related to but outside of the domain of the addiction fellowship. Applicants must submit all materials, including a Universal Application, statement of interest outlining personal career goals, curriculum vitae, a summary of relevant clinical, teaching and research experience and three letters of recommendation.

Mail application materials to R. Andrew Chambers, MD, Director, Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, c/o Linda Dye, Department of Psychiatry, IU School of Medicine, 355 W. 16th Street, Suite 2800, Indianapolis, IN 46202.


Comprehensive Specialty Training

Addiction psychiatry fellows have opportunities to teach other physicians, residents, medical students, allied health care professionals, graduate-level scientists, undergraduates and/or the community about the science and clinical care of addiction disorders. A core responsibility of fellows in this program is organizing and hosting the Continuing Medical Education (CME)-accredited addiction psychiatry symposium.

Through a mentored collaboration with addiction psychiatry faculty, fellows participate in research activities that may involve basic, clinical, health services or epidemiological studies.

Representing the backbone of the addiction psychiatry fellowship experience, fellows perform an array of clinical duties at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center and at Eskenazi Health Midtown Community Mental Health sites. Clinical duties encompass psychotherapeutic and pharmacological management of addiction and dual diagnoses with special opportunities for involvement in the treatment of adolescents and expectant mothers as well as substance disorders in persons with mental illness, including PTSD, schizophrenia, and bipolar and borderline personality disorders.

Program Leadership

R A. Chambers, MD

R A. Chambers, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry