Dr. Amer Raheemullah, MD, is Associate Clinical Professor at Stanford University in the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department. He specializes in the treatment of addiction, has published chapters and peer-reviewed articles in this area, and is Director of the Addiction Inpatient Medicine Service at Stanford Hospital. He is board-certified in Addiction Medicine and Internal Medicine. He has a special interest in developing novel methods to increase access to addiction treatment through criminal justice, healthcare, and tech-enabled solutions.
He joined the teaching faculty after graduating from the Addiction Medicine fellowship program at Stanford University School of Medicine. He started the Addiction Inpatient Medicine Service at Stanford Hospital, which reduced the 30-day readmission rate by over 60% in substance use disorder patients treated by the service without increasing the length of stay. He also works with the Silicon Valley company Lucid Lane, to respond to the opioid epidemic using artificial intelligence and digital health solutions to scale access to treatment nationwide. While pursuing his undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, he started free programs for individuals with substance use disorder in Illinois jails and prisons. This continued through his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and eventually formalized into MadinaHouse, a non-profit organization focusing on increasing access to addiction treatment for underserved populations.