Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Yifrah Kaminer, MD, MBA - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dr. Yifrah Kaminer reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Kaminer has been with the Department of Psychiatry and the Alcohol Research Center at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut, since 1993. He was appointed Professor of Psychiatry in 2003 and Professor of Pediatrics in 2009. His research interests include the diagnosis and treatment of adolescent high-risk behaviors, including substance abuse disorders, gambling behavior, suicidal behavior, and psychiatric comorbidity. In addition to being the author of more than 120 publications and 4 books, Dr. Kaminer is the author of the Teen Addiction Severity Index (T-ASI). Dr. Kaminer consults internationally on the design, management, and staff training of substance abuse services for adolescents.
Education and Training
MD: Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1976
Residency and Fellowship in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel, 1979–1984
Clinical Research Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI, 1985–1987
Visiting Clinical Fellowship: Substance Abuse Treatment Program, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA, 1987
MBA: University of Hartford Barney School of Business, Hartford, CT, 2000
University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT:
- Professor, Department of Pediatrics, 2009–present
- Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Alcohol Research Center, 2003–present
- Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Alcohol Research Center, 1994–2003
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh; Founder, Adolescent and Young Adult Drug Abuse and Psychiatric Treatment Program, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA, 1988–1990
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Brown University, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Providence, RI, 1990–1992
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