Addiction Psychiatry

Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry

The UCLA/VA Greater Los Angeles Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program is a fully ACGME accredited one-year fellowship program for residents entering their PGY-5 year after completion of a General Psychiatry Residency Program. The predominant mission of the program is to provide psychiatric physicians with advanced training in the knowledge, skills, and clinical judgment necessary for the practice of Addiction Psychiatry to allow them to undertake leadership roles in the field. Clinical training occurs in outpatient, intensive outpatient, and residential treatment programs, pain clinic settings, acute detoxification, and methadone clinic settings. Fellows gain expertise using all FDA approved pharmacotherapies for substance use disorders as well as evidence-based group therapy training. Formal didactics include participation in a weekly seminar series involving collaboration with an interdisciplinary team. Rotations occur at Greater Los Angeles VA and UCLA-based sites.

The primary goals of fellowship training include developing clinical excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with substance use disorders with or without primary psychiatric diagnoses, broadening scientific knowledge in the field of Addiction Psychiatry, and expanding expertise in teaching Addiction Psychiatry. Closely working with a range of interdisciplinary treatment teams is a major aspect of the fellowship. The faculty consists of a diverse group of psychiatrists and psychologists who have many years of clinical and research experience in the field of substance use disorders.

If you have further questions, please feel free to call or email the Program Director, Larissa Mooney M.D. at or the Associate Program Director, Muhammad Iqbal, M.D. at We look forward to hearing from you.