Biography


Dr. Amer Raheemullah, MD, is Clinical Assistant 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 Medicine Consult Service at Stanford Hospital. He is board-certified in Addiction Medicine and Internal Medicine and has a special interest in developing novel methods to increase access to addiction treatment, through criminal justice, healthcare, and tech-enabled solutions.

He was born and raised in the Chicagoland area. While pursuing his undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, he started free education and addiction programs inside Illinois jails and prisons, which continued through his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He eventually started Madina House, a non-profit organization focusing on increasing access to addiction treatment for populations over-represented in the criminal justice system.

After completing his Addiction Medicine fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine, he stayed on the faculty and started the Stanford Hospital Addiction Medicine Consult Service. The service consists of addiction medicine specialists, social workers, substance use navigators, and peer mentors, and by the first year, 30-day readmission rates were reduced by 60% in substance use disorder patients treated by the service, without any increase in length of stay. He also works with the Silicon Valley digital technology startup, Lucid Lane, to put forth a coordinated, nationwide response to the opioid epidemic, by creating data-driven, tech-enabled solutions that increase access to evidence-based treatment.

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Addiction Medicine Fellowship (2018) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Preventive Medicine, Addiction Medicine (2019)
  • Board Certification, Addiction Medicine, American Board of Preventive Medicine (2019)
  • Fellowship, Stanford University School of Medicine, Addiction Medicine (2018)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2017)
  • Residency, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Internal Medicine (2017)
  • Internship, University of Illinois College of Medicine (2014)

Administrative Appointments
  • Director, Inpatient Addiction Medicine Consult Service (2018 - Present)

Publications

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Practice Locations


SHC- Psychiatry Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

401 Quarry Rd

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-9111

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