Addiction medicine leader honored

Scott Teitelbaum, M.D., UF Health FlTeitelbaum-headshotorida Recovery Center medical director and UF College of Medicine psychiatry professor, has been awarded the Pottash professorship in psychiatry in the College of Medicine. Established in 1991 by distinguished psychiatrist and addiction expert Carter A. Pottash, M.D., the honor recognizes a professor who is a nationally recognized leader in addiction medicine. The award recipient demonstrates a strong clinical focus and shares and pursues research related to addiction treatment and intervention.

Teitelbaum’s commitment to patient care and educating future addiction medicine professionals is evident in his numerous teaching awards, national lectures and treatment of patients from more than 40 states across the country.

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence designates April as Alcohol Awareness Month. Teitelbaum and the UF Health Florida Recovery Center team work together to help people who are struggling with alcohol and substance abuse disorders. They offer specialized treatment through various levels of care, including inpatient treatment, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs and outpatient appointments.

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