Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program at River Oaks

Learn how our physicians are teaching the next generation of addiction medicine specialists.

Leading Through Teaching

As a leader in addiction medicine, River Oaks Treatment Center partners with HCA Florida Brandon Hospital GME to provide an Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program. This page will cover what the fellowship program is, the esteemed faculty involved, and what the program accomplishes.

Addiction Medicine Fellowship Overview

The fellowship program at River Oaks provides training for physicians who want to subspecialize in addiction medicine. Fellows participate in a series of clinical rotations to familiarize them with the full spectrum of addiction treatment medicine from inpatient medical detox to residential and outpatient care. 

By working closely with the program’s faculty leaders who are also doctors at River Oaks, fellows gain the knowledge needed to effectively diagnose and treat the disease of addiction. At the conclusion of the program, fellows are eligible to sit for the American Board of Preventive Medicine Examination in Addiction Medicine.

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Fellowship Program Leadership and Faculty

At River Oaks, our addiction medicine physicians also serve as faculty in the Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program. Our drug and alcohol rehab near Tampa, FL, is proud to have 4 board-certified addiction medicine physicians. Each esteemed faculty member draws from years of clinical experience and a deep dedication to the field of addiction medicine.

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Meet Our Fellowship Program Faculty

Dr. Abbas E. Sina, Fellowship Program Director

Dr. Sina is the Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program Director as well as the associate medical director at River Oaks Treatment Center. After having spent nearly 30 years specializing in internal medicine as an ER doctor, Dr. Sina shifted his career path to addiction medicine.

In recovery from his own addiction struggles, Dr. Sina brings an empathetic and understanding perspective to the patient-care experience. His dedication and passion for addiction recovery are evident in his work and life’s pursuits.

Dr. Michael J. Murphy, Executive Medical Director at River Oaks

A renowned expert in the diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders and major mental illnesses, Dr. Murphy is a board-certified addiction medicine specialist with extensive experience. 

Prior to joining River Oaks Treatment Center as executive medical director, Dr. Murphy served as the national medical director for Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Behavioral Health Services. 

As a faculty member of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program, Dr. Murphy shares extensive experience in medical comorbidity, integrated care, violence prevention, and patient safety.

Dr. Abrahim Fahs

After successfully completing the fellowship program himself, Dr. Abrahim Fahs joined the team at River Oaks as a board-certified addiction medicine physician and fellowship faculty member.

Dr. Keivan Hosseinnejad

Dr. Hosseinnejad recently achieved board certification in Addiction Medicine and joined the team of addiction medicine specialists at River Oaks. He serves as both a physician and faculty member of the fellowship program.

Gain Addiction Medicine Experience at River Oaks

The Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program at River Oaks offers several benefits to physicians looking to pursue a rewarding career in addiction medicine. Fellows can look to gain the following during this program:

  • In-depth education on addiction medicine.
  • Clinical and real-world patient experiences to prepare them for a career in this field.
  • Experience in an environment that promotes lifelong learning and excellence in clinical care and research.
  • Learning how to provide exceptional, patient-centered care.
  • Mentorship and professional support.

To learn more about the program, including how to apply, please visit the fellowship page on the HCA Florida Brandon Hospital website.

Expert Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Florida

At River Oaks, our medical team is committed to delivering high-quality, patient-centered care. As experts in addiction medicine, we aim to support the next generation of addiction medicine professionals.

If you or someone you care about is struggling with substance use, call now. Our caring team of admissions navigators is available 24/7 to answer your questions and help you start the rehab admissions process.

River Oaks offers various levels of addiction treatment, including inpatient rehab and outpatient rehab near Tampa, FL. Please don’t wait any longer to get the help you need. Call now.

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