Faculty

Kehoe, Laura, MD, MPH

Medical Director, Bridge Clinic, Substance Use Disorder Initiative
Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Biography

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, inpatient, residential and outpatient addiction treatment settings, and as a medical director at a Boston area methadone maintenance treatment program.

Dr. Kehoe was the co-chair of the hospital-wide Substance Use Disorder Education Committee, and led the trainings for the MGH "Get Waivered" program which resulted in >90% of all Emergency Department physicians waivered to prescribe buprenorphine (suboxone). She teaches locally, regionally and nationally about addiction where she has led workshops and delivered invited symposia at national conferences and continuing education courses. She is the co-chair of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Prisoner Health Interest Group, and a member of the ASAM Annual Conference Planning Committee.

Dr Kehoe mentors providers and health care teams to incorporate addiction treatment into general medical settings, and was a panelist clinical innovator at the Boston “HUBweek: Deep Dive into the Opioid Epidemic,” featured in Harvard Medical School/National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) joint on line education course “Understanding Addiction,” and NOVA’s PBS documentary “Addiction.”

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