School of Medicine

Department of Psychiatry

Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program



The fellowship program, based in New Orleans, offers trainees extensive exposure to a diverse population. The fellow will have the opportunity to gain expertise in the treatment of those with primary substance use disorders as well as patients who are dually-diagnosed and have co-morbid medical issues. Training takes place in a variety of clinical areas including outpatient clinics, intensive outpatient programing, residential treatment, emergency room, and inpatient detoxification.

The curriculum includes weekly didactic sessions integrating information from both textbook and relevant scholarly publications. The didactic experience draws from the participation of a range of LSU faculty with particular expertise in given topic areas.

Fellows will be encouraged to participate in research through a partnership with LSU's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center of Excellence (ADACE). This experience will expose the fellow to recent advances in the understanding and treatment of addictive disorders.

The goal of the addiction psychiatry fellowship is to provide a training experience in which program graduates will be fully competent to manage those with addictions and co-occurring disorders at every level of clinical care by using the latest evidence-based approach to treatment.


Training Sites

1. University Medical Center (UMC) Inpatient Dual Diagnosis Unit:

2. University Medical Center (UMC) Addiction Psychiatry Clinic: 

3. Metropolitan Human Services District Outpatient Clinics

4. Ochsner Addictive Behavior Unit Intensive Outpatient Program

5. Louisiana State Opioid Response


HRSA Grant Funding Through 6/30/2025

Grant Objectives:

1. Increase the number of board certified addiction psychiatrists in the state of Louisiana

2. Increase access to quality, evidence based substance abuse treatment across the state of Louisian

3. Develop and implement needed adolescent substance abuse treatment programs and effective education and prevention programs

4. Continue to improve continuity of care across the ASAM levels of care

5. Increase access through the use of telehealth with specific programming developed in cooperation with the Department of Corrections

6. Strengthen recruitment of addiction psychiatry fellows

7. Strengthen existing partnerships with community partners to ensure sustainability of fellowship complement increase

Resident stipend to cover salary, books, conference, and travel expenses


Addiction Psychiatry Contacts


Lee Michals

Maeghan Davis, M.D.
Director, Addiction Psychiatry Program




Lee Michals

Scot Busurelo
Coordinator, Addiction Psychiatry Program