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David Fiellin, MD

Professor of Medicine (General Medicine), of Emergency Medicine, and of Public Health; Professor, Investigative Medicine; Director, Yale Program in Addiction Medicine

Contact Information

David Fiellin, MD

Patient Care Locations

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Internal Medicine

    PO Box 208056, 333 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8056

    United States



Dr. Fiellin has focused his scholarly work on the interface between primary care, general healthcare settings and addiction. He is a primary care internist Board Certified in Addiction Medicine. He serves as the inaugural Director of the Yale Program in Addiction Medicine. He conducts research on the transfer of treatments for opioid use disorder and alcohol use disorder from specialized settings to office-based, primary care, Emergency Department and HIV specialty settings. He has served as Principal Investigator on multiple NIH-funded research clinical trials, observational studies and implementation science. He has received awards from the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, AMERSA and the the Hazelden-Betty Ford Foundation. He is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Addiction Medicine, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, and Substance Abuse and is Co-Editor of Alcohol, Other Drugs & Health: Current Evidence and the Principles of Addiction Medicine, 4th, 5th and 6th Editions. He has served on the Board of Directors of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence and as Co-Chair of the Substance Abuse Task Force for the Society of General Internal Medicine.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale School of Medicine (1997)
  • MD
    Emory University (1991)
  • BA
    Earlham College (1983)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Dan Anderson ResearchHazelden-Betty Ford Foundation2016
W. Anderson Spickard Jr. Excellence in Mentorship AwardAssociation for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA)2014
American Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Award “For expanding the frontiers of the field of Addiction Medicine and broadening our understanding of the addiction process, through research and innovation”American Society of Addiction Medicine2008
Nyswander/Dole AwardAmerican Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence2006

Professional Service

College on Problems of Drug DependenceElected Board Member2008 - 2012

Departments & Organizations