Moving Us Closer To Osler
A Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence Initiative

Mike Fingerhood

Mike Fingerhood

MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Unlike Osler, but like 9% of the population of the United States, I was born in Brooklyn, New York. I’ve lived only in places that begin with the letter “B”- Brooklyn growing up, the Bronx for medical school, and Baltimore for college, residency and life onward.

I’ve devoted my career to a love of primary care and as a passionate advocate for patients with substance use disorders, through direct patient care, teaching, research and community activism. I lead the division of Chemical Dependence within the Department of Medicine at JHBMC, and also have a joint appointment in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. I was an inaugural member of the Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence and an early blogger for the Academy.

When not at work, I spend time doing a variety of outdoor sports, and enjoy traveling and trying new ethnic restaurants with my wife and sometimes my two daughters, if they’re around and don’t mind being seen with me.

Topics Discussed

Addiction Medicine
Opioid Use Disorder
Substance Use
Substance Use Disorder
narrative medicine