Scott Teitelbaum




Originally from New York, Dr. Scott Teitelbaum received his undergraduate degree Scott Teitelbaum, MDin Psychology at Lehigh University, attended medical school at Rochester University, and completed his internship residency in Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut. He was both Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha. He led a successful private pediatric practice for ten years before completing a postdoctoral fellowship in addiction medicine and another in child psychiatry at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

He joined the UF Department of Psychiatry faculty in 2002 and now serves as the department vice chair and clinical chief of the Addiction Medicine Division. His expertise includes alcoholism, chemical dependency, teen addictions and compulsive gambling.

Board certified as a pediatrician, certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and a certified medical review officer, Dr. Teitelbaum is the full-time Medical Director for the Florida Recovery Center (FRC). He is a Professor in two departments: Psychiatry and Pediatrics.

In 2010, Dr. Teitelbaum was inducted into the Conway Hunter Society, a national recognition for his leadership in addiction medicine. He has been recognized as a national expert, excellent program leader, and physician fighting the stigma associated with the disease of alcoholism and addiction to other drugs.

Dr. Teitelbaum evaluates and treats impaired health and other professionals, teaches ABAM/ASAM Fellows , psychiatric residents and medical students. He has been interviewed as a national treatment expert for television, radio and print media. Through his efforts, the Florida Recovery Center has offered evidence-based addiction evaluation and treatment which has been called the best in the United States by world-class experts like David Smith, M.D., Robert L. DuPont, M.D., and Nora Volkaw, M.D. He has expanded FRC’s services from evaluation and hospital treatment to partial hospitalization and long-term recovery programs UF’s program in Addition Medicine is one of 10 programs certified and highlighted in the NY Times. His professional lectures and articles, as well as his book summarize general addiction principles and the lessons for everyone from his decades of experience in the treatment of impaired professionals. He has been a guest on radio, local and national TV, and news.

Dr. Teitelbaum has been consulted by the White House Office of National Drug Control, the DEA and the Executive Office of the President to help with the media campaign on the use of marijuana by children and adolescents. He also serves as an expert panelist and speaker for the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, sponsored by the White House, Office of National Drug Control Policy. He serves as a consultant for the New York Yankees and other sports and industries concerned about drug and alcohol abuse and dependence.

Dr. Teitelbaum is the past President of the Florida Society of Addiction Medicine (FSAM). He is an approved evaluator for the Professionals Resource Network (PRN) and the Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN); is a Committee Member, University of Florida / Shands Teaching Hospitals Credentials Committee;advisory committee member, Annenberg Foundation; committee member, the ABAM Foundation / Addiction Medicine Residency Development (member in the development of a national training curriculum and criteria to establish and accredit residency training programs in Addiction Medicine). He has been honored with the University of Florida Exemplary Teacher Award twice. Dr. Teitelbaum volunteers his time to help with interventions for professionals with addictive disorders; helps identify and treat medical students and residents with addiction-related problems; and volunteers his time for educational lectures at numerous local public schools, providing school age children with the awareness of the dangers of drug use.

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This online course introduces the history and practice of drug policy. Students will learn about drug laws and their origins, and the complex task of drug policy analysis. The course also tackles contemporary issues in drug control, such as marijuana policy and prescription drug misuse.

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