Finishing My Fellowship in Addiction Medicine

Steven PinkertMy Fellowship in Addiction Medicine here at the University of Florida in the Department of Psychiatry ends June 30, 2015.  This has been the experience of a lifetime for me. I have worked with wonderful attendings – Dr Teitelbaum, Dr Hollifield, Dr Greene and Dr Smolen – all so talented and generous with their time.  There have been other attendings as well – too many to mention and thank here.  I have worked with a great group of Fellows this year and we will always be friends and colleagues,

My final rotation is back on the Detox unit at VISTA West, a dual diagnosis unit for Substance Use Disorders and co-occurring psychiatric disorders.

Now I am trying to decide what I am going to do next – there are so many interesting areas related to addiction medicine and psychiatry – a very exciting time.  And it is time to say goodbye to Gainesville which has been great place to live the past year.  Probably back to Miami soon – unless I decide to do something else first…

Change of Career Path for me…

Addiction Medicine
Recently I decided to pursue a career change into the field of Addiction Medicine. I am now a Fellow in training working at the University of Florida in the Department of Addiction Medicine.

I began in July of 2014 and thus far it has been a wonderful experience. The faculty and staff have exceeded my expectations. And the joy of helping patients to recover from their disease is extremely gratifying.