Medical Director Addiction Psychiatry Physician - Manhattan, NY

Job Description

The Icahn School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry is a vibrant community of clinicians, researchers, educators, and trainees committed to discovering the causes and identifying better treatments for mental illness and substance use disorders. We are ranked #6 nationally in NIH funding, and listed as one of the top regional hospital departments by U.S. News & World Report. The Mount Sinai Behavioral Health service line encompasses the clinical behavioral health services at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Queens.  We have over 350 inpatient behavioral health beds and 4 psychiatric emergency locations (CPEP/Psych ED), and had over 1 million ambulatory behavioral health visits in 2017.  We have one of the largest addiction services in the country, with a full continuum of inpatient, crisis, residential, and ambulatory addiction services, including seven Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) locations.   


The Mount Sinai Health System is seeking a Medical Director for our Mount Sinai Beth Israel (MSBI) Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs). MSBI has a total of 10 clinics in 6 locations across the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Together, our clinics have capacity to treat 6,000 patients. The Medical Director position includes 50% administrative and 50% direct clinical care. Administrative responsibilities include oversight and development of quality initiatives, management of clinical operations, regulatory compliance oversight, clinical supervision of counselors, nurses, physician assistants and physicians, revenue cycle and productivity management, and cultivating positive relationships with the communities in which we work.  Stewardship and ongoing cultivation of a culture of respect and an outstanding patient experience are central to performance in this position. The successful candidate will also provide medical evaluation and treatment services, including providing all evidence-based treatments for opioid use disorders.  Candidates should have fellowship training in Addiction Medicine/Addiction Psychiatry, and/or be graduates of internal medicine or family medicine training programs with previous clinical experience in providing medication-assisted treatment for people with opioid use disorders.    


Our compensation plan includes consideration to your experience as well as specialty and sub-specialty board certifications. 



  • Graduate of Internal Medicine, Family Medicine or Psychiatry residency training program 
  • Completed fellowship in Addiction Medicine or Addiction Psychiatry preferred 
  • Active New York State Medical License 
  • Active federal DEA buprenorphine waiver  
  • Qualifications for Clinical Instructor or higher level faculty appointment 
  • Collaborative, proactive, and dedicated work ethic  
  • Commitment to high-quality, cost-effective health care 
  • Desire to grow professionally within a team-oriented, performance-driven department 


About the Mount Sinai Health System: 

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest integrated delivery system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai's vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,480 primary and specialty care physicians; 11 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 410 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools", aligned with a U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" Hospital, No. 12 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding, and among the top 10 most innovative research institutions as ranked by the journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index. This reflects a special level of excellence in education, clinical practice, and research. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics in the 2019-2020 "Best Hospitals" issue. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital also is ranked nationally in five out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 12th nationally for Ophthalmology. 


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 

Please specify Job Title of interest and send CV with Cover Letter to:
Alex Cano
Executive Director Physician Recruitment
Mount Sinai Health System
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