George F. Kolodner, MD
Dr. Kolodner is Volunteer Advisor to the Smart Recovery groups
in the Washington metropolitan area, including Maryland and Virginia.
Dr. George Kolodner is a board certified addiction psychiatrist who
specializes in the outpatient treatment of substance use disorders.
He was educated at Williams College and Rochester Medical School,
and did his psychiatric residency at Yale University. He also completed
a training program in Community Psychiatry at the Washington School of
In 1973, he designed and implemented the first intensive outpatient
addiction treatment program in the country and has continued to serve
as medical director of this facility -- the Kolmac Clinic. The Kolmac
program, which is structured and group therapy based, combines a
cognitive behavioral approach with the newest findings in the
neurobiology of addictions. His particular interests are in ambulatory detoxification and
rehabilitation, as well as co-morbid psychiatric conditions such as
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Bipolar Mood Disorders.
He is also the Director of Substance Use Disorders at Georgetown
University Medical School, where he is Clinical Professor of
Psychiatry. He has been active in the American Medical Society
on Addictions and the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatrists
and is a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.