Addiction Medicine Fellowship

Mission Statement

The mission of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship at UAMS is to improve the health, health care, and well-being of patients with substance use disorders through the State of Arkansas, the nation, and the world by educating physicians to become specialists in the management of substance use disorders and providing high quality, innovative, patient- and family-centered health care.

Thank you for your interest in the Addiction Medicine Fellowship program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The fellowship is a one year ACGME accredited program that will lead to board eligibility in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. At completion of the fellowship, the fellow will have expertise in the full continuum of care for patients with substance use disorders and behavioral addictions, including opioid use disorder. Candidates must have completed a residency in one of the following:  Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine, or Psychiatry. Candidates must also have the ability to obtain a valid Arkansas medical license and federal DEA number.

The program faculty includes five board certified addiction medicine physicians and two board certified addiction psychiatrists.  Of the above physicians, one is also board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and three are board certified in consultation-liaison psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Additionally, we have a psychiatrist with expertise in reproductive psychiatry. All of the above (n=8) physicians are board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Additionally, one faculty member is double board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. The fellowship is divided between UAMS and the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System.

For more information contact:

Shona Ray-Griffith, M.D.
Program Director, Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program
Email:  slray@uams.edu
Phone:   501-526-8428

Berva Bentley
Fellowship Program Coordinator, Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program
Email:  BDBentley@uams.edu
Phone:  501-364-1992

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 W. Markham St, 843-A
Little Rock, AR 72205