VISN 1 MIRECC Staff: Kevin Sevarino, M.D., Ph.D.
Kevin Sevarino, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Kevin Sevarino received his Doctorate of Medicine in 1982 from McGill University and his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology in 1983 from the University of Connecticut. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University and the University of Connecticut Schools of Medicine. Dr. Sevarino is an active clinician, serving as Medical Director attending for the VA Connecticut Healthcare System Newington Mental Health Firm. He is Director of the Board Review Course for the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors for that organization. He is Board certified by the ABPN in Psychosomatic Medicine, and he is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Sevarino combines this experience with past research experience in examining molecular mechanisms of addiction, with over 20 primary research publications. His principal role is serving as co-investigator to studies involving medications development for treatments of cocaine and opiate dependence, and studies on outcomes in the treatment of concurrent alcohol and nicotine dependence. An emerging research interest is examining effective non-opiate pain management techniques for individuals with concurrent addictive disorders and/or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).