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Biography - Scott Teitelbaum, MD, DFASAM

Originally from New York, Dr. Scott Teitelbaum received his undergraduate degree in psychology at Lehigh University, attended medical school at Rochester University, and completed his internship residency in pediatrics at the University of Connecticut. He was the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha. He led a successful private pediatric practice for 10 years before completing a post-doctoral fellowship in addiction medicine and child psychiatry at the University Of Florida College Of Medicine. He joined the University of Florida, Department of Psychiatry faculty in 2002 and now serves as the department Vice Chair and Clinical Chief of the Addiction Medicine Division. In this role, he helped pilot one of the country's first addiction medicine fellowship programs, which to date has trained more fellows than any other program nationwide and was highlighted by the New York Times as 1 of 10 certified programs in the nation.

In 2010 he was inducted into the Conway Hunter Society, a national recognition for his leadership in the field of addiction medicine. In 2015 he was named the recipient of the Pottash Endowed Chair at the University of Florida, an honor given for his commitment to advancing the treatment and intervention of addiction through clinical and research advancements. Dr. Teitelbaum been recognized as a national expert and has been consulted by the White House Office of National Drug Control, the DEA, and the Executive Office of the President. He has also served as past president of the Florida Society of Addiction Medicine, committee member of the Annenberg Foundation, and public policy chair of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. In addition to his service and volunteer commitments, he's been honored multiple times, most recently in 2015, with the University of Florida Exemplary Teacher award and is passionate about reducing stigma and continuing to advance the care and treatment given to those suffering from the disease of addiction.