Miriam Komaromy, MD

Professor, Medicine

Miriam Komaromy
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Biography

Miriam Komaromy, MD is the Medical Director of the Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center, and a member of the Boston University Faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine. Prior to her role at BMC, Komaromy led the Extension for Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) Institute’s programs for addiction and psychiatry. She also serves on the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s (ASAM’s) National Board of Directors and served as medical director for a state addiction treatment hospital and for Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless.

Komaromy recently partnered with the American Society of Addiction Medicine to launch an ECHO hub to educate health care professionals around the country on the treatment of substance use disorders. She also led the federally-funded program that developed and launched five national hubs focused on treatment of opioid use disorder (including one based in BMC’s OBAT program), after developing the nation’s first addiction-and psychiatry-focused ECHO program.

Komaromy was previously a professor in the department of internal medicine at the University of New Mexico. She received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco and completed her residency in internal medicine at UCSF/San Francisco General Hospital. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the UCSF/Stanford program. She joined the UCSF faculty of Medicine after her training, and served as the residency director for the UCSF Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency program at San Francisco General Hospital,She is board certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

Komaromy’s research has focused on health disparities and care for traditionally underserved populations; models of post-graduate medical education; and care for patients with substance use disorders and complex health conditions. In 2018, Komaromy received a Fulbright Scholar award from the US State Department, teaching about substance use disorders and medical education in Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia and completing a study of treatment of opioid use disorder in Vietnam. She currently serves as chair of ASAM’s Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine committee and is the vice-chair of the ASAM National Medical Education Committee. In 2019 she received ASAM’s Educator of the Year award.

Education

  • University of California, San Francisco, MD

Publications

  • Published on 3/1/2021

    Barocas JA, Gai MJ, White LF, Faretra D, Sachs K, Komaromy M. Implementation of a Recuperation Unit and Hospitalization Rates Among People Experiencing Homelessness With COVID-19. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 03 01; 4(3):e212826. PMID: 33688963.

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  • Published on 1/19/2021

    Komaromy M, Harris M, Koenig RM, Tomanovich M, Ruiz-Mercado G, Barocas JA. Caring for COVID's Most Vulnerable Victims: a Safety-Net Hospital Responds. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Jan 19. PMID: 33469746.

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  • Published on 1/1/2021

    Komaromy M, Mendez-Escobar E, Madden E. Addressing Racial Trauma in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders. Pediatrics. 2021 Jan; 147(Suppl 2):S268-S270. PMID: 33386331.

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  • Published on 12/8/2020

    Komaromy M, Tomanovich M, Taylor JL, Ruiz-Mercado G, Kimmel SD, Bagley SM, Saia KM, Costello E, Park TW, LaBelle C, Weinstein Z, Walley AY. Adaptation of a System of Treatment for Substance Use Disorders During the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Addict Med. 2020 Dec 08. PMID: 33298750.

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  • Published on 10/26/2020

    Komaromy M, Harris, Koenig MRM, Tomanovich MM, Ruiz-Mercado G, Barocas JA. Caring for COVID's most vulnerable victims: a safety-net hospital responds. Res Sq. 2020 Oct 26. PMID: 33140040.

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  • Published on 8/26/2020

    Barocas JA, Komaromy M, Haidar D, Barlam TF, Orr BL, Miller NS. Assessment of Oropharyngeal Specimens for Discontinuation of Transmission-Based COVID-19 Precautions. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Sep; 7(9):ofaa382. PMID: 32964067.

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  • Published on 6/1/2020

    Mahadevan J, Shukla L, Chand PK, Komaromy M, Murthy P, Arora S. Innovative virtual mentoring using the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes model for primary care providers for the management of alcohol use disorders. Indian J Med Res. 2020 06; 151(6):609-612. PMID: 32719236.

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  • Published on 3/6/2020

    Madden EF, Kalishman S, Zurawski A, O'Sullivan P, Arora S, Komaromy M. Strategies Used by Interprofessional Teams to Counter Healthcare Marginalization and Engage Complex Patients. Qual Health Res. 2020 06; 30(7):1058-1071. PMID: 32141379.

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  • Published on 10/30/2019

    Komaromy M, Bartlett J, Gonzales-van Horn SR, Zurawski A, Kalishman SG, Zhu Y, Davis HT, Ceballos V, Sun X, Jurado M, Page K, Hamblin A, Arora S. A Novel Intervention for High-Need, High-Cost Medicaid Patients: a Study of ECHO Care. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 01; 35(1):21-27. PMID: 31667743.

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  • Published on 10/28/2019

    Komaromy M, Bartlett J, Zurawski A, Gonzales-van Horn SR, Kalishman SG, Ceballos V, Sun X, Jurado M, Arora S. ECHO Care: Providing Multidisciplinary Specialty Expertise to Support the Care of Complex Patients. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 01; 35(1):326-330. PMID: 31659667.

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