Joanna Piechniczek-Buczek, MD

Assistant Professor; Executive Vice-Chair; Adult Outpatient Psychiatrist; Addiction Psychiatrist

  • Title Assistant Professor; Executive Vice-Chair; Adult Outpatient Psychiatrist; Addiction Psychiatrist
  • Education Joanna Piechniczek-Buczek, MD is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and Executive Vice-Chair in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Medical Center. She graduated from the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland and completed a General Psychiatry residency and Addiction Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry fellowships at Boston University School of Medicine. She is also a graduate of the prestigious Alcohol Medical Scholars Program. Prior to assuming her role as Executive Vice-Chair of Psychiatry at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Piechniczek-Buczek held numerous leadership positions, including Medical Director of Addiction Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Chief of Psychiatry at Quincy Medical Center. At both institutions she was involved in improving treatment for medical patients with substance use disorders by leading steering committees on delirium management and treatment of alcohol withdrawal. She has participated in numerous NIAAA and NIDA-sponsored clinical trials in which a wide range of medications were tested as treatments for alcohol and cocaine use disorders. She is a practicing and teaching psychiatrist with expertise in emergency, addiction, and geriatric psychiatry. Her special interests include treating elderly individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use problems and treating substance use problems in medically compromised patients

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