Laura G. Kehoe, M.D.
Medical Director, Substance Use Disorder Bridge Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 • 10:30 AM–12:30 PM
Dr. Kehoe is the medical director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Substance Use Disorder Bridge Clinic, an immediate access, low barrier transitional clinic, which is a component of MGH’s Substance Use Disorder Initiative. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and she received her A.B. from Washington University in St. Louis, her MD from Tufts University School of Medicine, and her MPH from Boston University School of Public Health. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and is board certified in both internal medicine and addiction medicine. She has cared for patients in primary care, residential and outpatient addiction treatment settings, and as a medical director at a Boston area methadone maintenance treatment program.
Dr. Kehoe is passionate about lowering barriers to patient centered, evidence-based care for all people with addiction. She was the co-chair of the hospital-wide Substance Use Disorder Education Committee and she led trainings for the MGH “Get Waivered” program which resulted in >90% of all Emergency Department physicians waivered to prescribe buprenorphine (suboxone).
Dr. Kehoe teaches locally, regionally and nationally about addiction where she has led workshops and delivered invited symposia at national conferences and continuing education courses. She mentors providers and health care teams to incorporate addiction treatment into primary care, and was featured in Harvard Medical School/National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) joint on line education course “Understanding Addiction,” and NOVA’s PBS documentary “Addiction.”