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David McDowell

David M. McDowell (1963-2014)[1] David was born in Haddam, Connecticut was a psychiatrist, author and creative consultant. He co-founded the Substance Treatment and Research Service at Columbia University and served as its medical director.[2] He also founded Columbia's Buprenorphine Program, the first such treatment program for opiate addiction in the United States,[3] which according to the New York Times had an 88% success rate.[4] His scholarly work has focused on co-occurring psychiatric disorders and substance abuse problems, particularly club drugs and marijuana. McDowell's book Substance Abuse: From Principles to Practice, is one of the more highly regarded and accessible books on the subject,[5] and is excerpted in the American Psychiatric Association's textbook on substance abuse treatment.[6]


  • Background 1
  • Career 2
  • Recognition 3
  • References 4


In 1985 McDowell graduated cum laude from College of the Holy Cross with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts. He then attended Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons until 1989, interned in medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and did his residency in psychiatry at the College of Physicians & Surgeons. He is board certified in psychiatry with qualifications in addiction psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and was a visiting clinical fellow at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and a fellow in the Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse at NYU Medical Center.


In 1995, McDowell joined the faculty of Columbia University’s Division on Substance Abuse in the Department of Buprenorphine Program at Columbia University, the first such opiate treatment program in the United States.



  1. ^ [1] David McDowell (1963 - 2014)
  2. ^ The depression connection, Todd Henneman, The Advocate, January 16, 2007.
  3. ^ Buprenorphine: New Medication to Treat Substance Abuse, Matthew Dougherty.
  4. ^ New Ways to Loosen Addiction's Grip, Anahahd O'Connor, The New York Times, August 3, 2004
  5. ^ Book Review, Kris A. McLoughlin, M.S.N., R.N.C.S., American Psychiatric Association, Psychiatric Services journal, December 2000.
  6. ^ Gay Men, Lesbians, and Substances of Abuse and the Club and Circuit Party Scene, Jeffrey R. Guss, Jack Drescher, Haworth Press (2000), ISBN 0-7890-1037-2.
  7. ^ Alumni News for College of Physicians & Surgeons.
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