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.

Addiction Psychiatry Staff


Lee Michals, M.D.
Director, Addiction Psychiatry Program
LSUHSC – Medical School/Clinical Education Building
1542 Tulane Avenue, Room 242B
Office 504-568-2560

Victoria Sacco
Coordinator, Child and Adolescent and Addiction Residency
LSUHSC – Medical School/Clinical Education Building
1542 Tulane Avenue, Room 238A
Office 504-568-2537