Brian Johnson, M.D., has been Director of Addiction Psychiatry and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, since 2008. He taught about addiction at Harvard Medical School for 30 years before moving to Upstate.
Dr. Johnson received his B.S. in 1972 from the Columbia University School of Engineering, New York City, and his M.D. in 1976 from the New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York. After completing his internship at Harlem Hospital, New York City, his did residencies in medicine at Metropolitan Hospital, New York City, and in psychiatry at Cambridge Hospital, Massachusetts, as well as psychoanalytic training at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute. He is certified in Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry and Neurology, and Addiction Psychiatry. He has published extensively in scientific and medical journals about addiction, psychiatry, neuropsychoanalysis, and the effects of various drugs.