Jeffrey A. Berman, MD, FASAM

Jeffrey A. Berman is a Diplomate and Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.  He is both the Executive Medical Director of Discovery Institute for Addictive Disorders in Marlboro, NJ and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Dr. Berman is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in Adult and Addiction Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine. He has been certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine since 1988 and is also board certified in Addiction Medicine (ABAM).

Dr. Berman is currently the Psychiatric Consultant to the Department of Immigration Health (DIHS).

Prior to coming to New Jersey, Br. Berman served as Medical Director of Gieisinger Health Care’s Marworth Chemical Dependency Center and was also consultant to pain management centers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He was mainly concerned with issues relating to addiction, pain and co-occurring mood disorders while also taking an active role in the medical treatment of HIV patients.

Dr. Berman has previously served at Bergen Regional Medical Center, New Jersey’s largest acute psychiatric hospital, as Director of Chemical Dependency. At Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Dr. Berman served as Chief of Psychiatry while also serving at the Department of Defense’s US Disciplinary Barracks there.

Dr .Berman’s area of special interest in research and teaching is Pain Management and Co-occurring Opioid Dependence. He is a strong advocate for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for those with chronically persistent mental illness.

Since participating in NIDA’s clinical trials of Buprenorphine/Naloxone for the treatment of heroin addiction in 2001, Dr Berman has developed innovative treatment programs for individuals with co-occurring disorders and substance abuse disorders.

Dr. Berman recently retired from the US Army Reserve after 22 years of service. He had actively served in Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom.

ARTICLES

Greenspan H, Levitt WG, Berman JA. Worsening Depression in a Paient with a Granulosa Cell Tumor. Psychiatric Annals. 2013 Aug; 43(8) : 377 – 79.

Berman JA, Setty A Steiner MJ, MD. Kaufman K, Skotzko CE, Complicated hypertension related to the abuse of ephedrine and caffeine alkaloids Journal of Addictive Diseases. 2006; 25 (3): 45-48

Roy A, Bissette G, Williams R, Berman J, Gonzalez B; CSF CRH in abstinent cocaine dependent patients. Psychiatry Research. 2003; 117: 277-80.

Roy A, Roy M, Berman J, Gonzalez B; Blue cone electro retinogram amplitudes are related to dopamine function in cocaine dependent patients. Psychiatry Research. 2003; 117: 191-5.

Roy A., Berman J., Williams R., Kuhn C., Gonzalez B. Higher levels of CSF homovanillic acid in recently abstinent cocaine-dependent patients. Am J Psychiatry. 2002 Jun; 159(6): 1053-5

Roy A., Berman J, Gonzales B, Roy M; CSF Monoamine Metabolites in Cocaine Patients-No Relationship to Cue Induced Craving. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 2002.

Roy A, Gonzalez B, Marcus A, Berman J: Serum Cholesterol, Suicidal Behavior and Impulsivity in Cocaine Dependent Patients. Psychiatry Res. 2001 Apr 15; 101(3): 243-7.

Sarchiapone M., Camardese G., Roy A., Della Casa S., Satta MA., Berman, JA, Gonzalez B., De Risio S.Cholesterol and Serotonin indices in Depressed and Suicidal patients.

J Affect Disord. 2001 Feb;62 (3): 217-9. Berman JA, Marcus A, Delaney BR; Impact of an Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship on General Psychiatry Residents. Journal of Addictive Disease (submitted for publication)

Marx GF, Berman JA: Anesthesia-Related Maternal Mortality. Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine. 1985. 61:323

Marx GF, Patel S, Berman JA, et al: Umbilical Blood Velocity Wave Forms in Different Maternal Positions with Epidural Anesthesia. Obstetric and Gynecology. 1986. 68:61.

Treatment Modules and Therapeutic Approaches for Inhalant Abuse: A Case Report,  Anatoliy Vasilov, MD; Bharat Nandu, MD; Jeffrey Berman, MD, FASAM, Psychiatric Annals. 2013;43(9):419-423

ABSTRACTS

Program Development of a Bup/Nx Outpatient Program in a Safety Net Hospital

Levitt W, Berman JJ, Berman, JA

Proceedings of the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

Atlanta, Georgia, May 2016

Buprenorphine/Naloxone Treatment of Chronic Pain in Hi-Dose Opioid-Dependent Patients Berman JA, Eftychiou N, Nathan J, Volfson E, K, Skotzko CE

Proceedings of the American Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, November 2004

Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 2005

Buprenorphine/Naloxone Treatment of Opioid-Dependent Chronic Pain Patients Berman JA, Volfson E, Kaufman, K, Skotzko, CE

Proceedings of the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting Atlanta, GA, May 2005

Prescription Opioid Medication Related Admissions to a Tertiary Care Teaching Hosptial

Berman JA, Mattews J, Kovach J, Sussner B, Chong R, Skotzko, CE

Proceedings of the American Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, November 2004

Impact of an Addiction Fellowship on General Psychiatry Residency Training

Berman JA, Marcus A, Delaney BR.

Journal of Addictive Disease. Spring 2000

Berman, JA, Patel S, Marx GF, et al: Umbilical velocity wave forms in different maternal positions-before and after epidural analgesia.

Anesthesiology 66:A412, 1984.

INVITED WORKSHOPS

Optimal Outcomes for Dually Diagnosed Patients

Keynote Address

Bridges Conference for Dual Diagnosis

University Behavioral HealthCare and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Piscataway, NJ, May 2006

 

Medication Assisted Treatment with Buprenorphine

Bridges Conference for Dual Diagnosis

University Behavioral HealthCare and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Piscataway, NJ, May 2003, 2004

 

Pain Management of the Chemically Dependent Patient

(Ninety-minute panel format)

Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association

Atlanta, GA, May 2005

 

Buprenorphine Training Program

American Psychiatric Association

Princeton, NJ, February 2005

 

Opioid Pharmacology and Therapeutic Treatment Interventions – Part I

Twelve Step Facilitation and Biological Treatments for Alcoholism – Part II

Course Instructor

Rutgers School for Alcohol Studies

New Brunswick, NJ, July 2002, 2003, 2004

 

Opioid Medications: Prescription Controversies

New Jersey Society of Addiction Medicine – Certification Review Course

Medical Society State of New Jersey/ NJ Society of Addiction Medicine

Lawrenceville, NJ, December 2002, December, 2004

 

Course Instructor

Rutgers School for Alcohol Studies

New Brunswick, NJ, July 2002

Course Instructor

Fourth Annual Pain Management Conference

School of Osteopathic Medicine/UMDNJ

Philadelphia, PA, July 2002

 

A Psychodynamic Approach to Chemical Dependency and Police Unit Cohesion

Course Instructor

Violence Institute of the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey Medical School and the Newark Police Department

Newark, NJ, June 2000

 

Resident Training Strategies

Course Instructor

Addiction Psychiatry Fellowships – A General Psychiatry Resident’s Perspective

American Psychiatric Association- Annual Scientific Meeting

Chicago, Illinois, May 2000.

 

Religion and Psychiatry: Barriers and Landmines

Chairperson

APA/Bristol-Myers Squibb Fellows Workshop

American Psychiatric Association – Institute for Psychiatric Services,

New Orleans, LA, October 1999

 

The Double Scarlet Letter – HIV and Chemical Dependency

Course Instructor

Geisinger Medical Center

Danville, PA January 1993

 

Emergency Preparedness – Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Warfare

Psychodynamic and Physiological Factors

Course Instructor

Department of Public Health, Department of Public Health, Municipality of Tel –Aviv,

POSTERS

Buprenorphine/Naloxone Treatment of Opioid-Dependent Chronic Pain Patients

Berman, JA, Volfson E, Kaufman, K, Skotzko, CE

American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

Atlanta, GA, May 2005

BOOKS, MONOGRAPHS AND CHAPTERS

Ziedonis DM, Berman J, Lehn MD, Colameco S. Support groups and twelve-step programs in the treatment of the chronic pain patient.

Pain and Chemical Dependency. In: Smith HS, Passik SD, editors. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2008

Berman, JA: A The Trauma Victim. Frost EAM, ed. Preanesthetic Assessment I. Boston: Birkhauser, 1988.

POSTERS

Buprenorphine/Naloxone Treatment of Opioid-Dependent Chronic Pain Patients

Berman, JA, Volfson E, Kaufman, K, Skotzko, CE

American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

Atlanta, GA, May 2005