Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

Our program, with its unparalleled access to a wide range of patients, offers the highest quality of training that produces forward-thinking leaders in the field of Addiction Psychiatry. The Pine Rest Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship offers a one-year fully immersive clinical training program for psychiatrists to become experts in diagnosing and caring for people with substance use disorders.

Dr. Talal KhanWelcome from Dr. Talal Khan, Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

Greetings and a warm welcome to all interested candidates in the Pine Rest Addiction Fellowship Program, located in beautiful Grand Rapids, Michigan. We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated, compassionate individuals, who wish to become experts in the field of Addiction Psychiatry, and be front runners in fighting the addiction epidemic surging through the country.

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health is one of the oldest psychiatric hospitals (over 100 years of service) and also one of the largest free-standing behavioral health providers in the country. Pine Rest manages 198 inpatient psychiatric beds, while our extensive outpatient network manages over 300,000 patient visits per year.

Why Addiction Psychiatry is the field for You

There is a high prevalence of addictive disorders and there is an increasing proportion of all psychiatric patients that struggle with co-morbid disorders. The odds are that half the patients you encounter in a psychiatric setting need help with some substance use disorder.

Regardless of their expertise, all psychiatrists are treating addicts. The importance of doing this correctly can be lifesaving. The Addiction Psychiatrist is more effective and successful in the treatment of this population, which has very few opportunities to heal in their lifetime.

The correct and timely treatment of addiction improves the quality and life expectancy for the client, and the impact goes far beyond.  The difference this makes to the family, the neighborhood, and society as a whole is immeasurable.

The skills acquired at this training program will equip you to be able to identify, motivate and treat patients that often don’t get the help they need for their chronic disease.



Talal Khan, MD
Program Director, Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship