Dr. Merrill Herman has worked in the field of substance abuse for over 25 years. He is Associate Director of Psychiatry of the Montefiore Substance Abuse Treatment Program, a large methadone maintenance program in the Bronx; Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Einstein and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Dr. Herman has published papers and presented at conferences on numerous subjects including acupuncture for cocaine addiction, medical student impairment, integration of primary care and substance abuse treatment, and co-occurring substance abuse and psychiatric disorders.
Dr. Herman is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Professional Development in Addictions (IPDA) in New York State. He is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), American Psychiatric Association (APA), American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) and Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA), and was the Chair of the Aid for Impaired Medical Students (AIMS) Committee at Einstein. He served as the President of the New York Society of Addiction Medicine (NYSAM), a chapter of ASAM, from 1995 to 2009 and is currently Starategic Planning Chair and Membership Co-Chair
Dr. Herman attended University of Pennsylvania for his BA in Biology and completed medical school at Weill Cornell University Medical College, psychiatric residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, and the first fellowship in addiction psychiatry at New York University.
Dr. Herman's outside interests include being an avid sports fan, hiking and biking as well as popular music.