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Thomas Kosten, MD

Waggoner Chair and Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine & MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Thomas R. Kosten, MD, is the JH Waggoner Chair and Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology, and Neuroscience, Vice-Chair for Psychiatry, and Co-Director of the Dan L. Duncan Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Baylor College of Medicine. His other key appointments are Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at Peking University Medical School and Professor of Epidemiology and of Behavioral Health at MD Anderson Cancer Prevention Center. Dr, Kosten is a former Professor at Yale University School of Medicine, the founding Vice-Chair for Addiction Psychiatry of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, as well as Past President of both the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association and a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. Dr. Kosten has served as a Congressional Fellow in the United States House of Representatives and has been a long-standing member of various substance abuse commissions for the National Academy of Sciences, as well as various advisory boards for the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Defense, primarily related to veteran health, drug safety, and risk management. Since 2001, based on an annual ranking by U.S. News & World Report, Dr. Kosten has retained the distinction of “Top Doc” in the field of psychiatry; rated in the top 10%, as well as in the field of Addictions Medicine, rated in the top 1%, of United States physicians nationwide. He is the current editor for the American Journal on Addictions and past editor for The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, and serves on the board of several notable journals in substance abuse. Dr. Kosten has published over 650 papers, books, and reviews describing his medication contributions, including vaccines for cocaine, opiates and methamphetamine, and disulfiram as a pharmacogenetic treatment for cocaine dependence. 

My Speakers Sessions

Monday, September 18

9:15am CDT