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Kirk J. Brower, M.D., FASAM

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Medical School
Director, Addiction Psychiatry Training Program
Executive Director, University of Michigan Addiction Treatment Services

Kirk J. Brower, M.D. is professor in the Department of Psychiatry, where he has been on the faculty since 1986. He graduated from medical school at the University of California in Irvine and completed his residency in psychiatry at UCLA. Board-certified in both addiction medicine and addiction psychiatry, he is executive director of UM Addiction Treatment Services (UMATS) and training director of the ACGME-accredited UM Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Brower’s research focuses on improving treatment outcomes for patients with substance use disorders with special emphasis on alcohol and insomnia. He has served on the Editorial Board of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research and is an author on over 120 peer-reviewed journal articles. He is currently co-editing a book, titled Physician Mental Health and Well-Being: Research and Practice.

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Research Interests:

  • Alcoholism and Sleep
  • Addiction Pharmacotherapy
  • Predictors of Treatment Outcome for Alcohol Dependence
  • Anabolic Steroid Dependence


Residency in Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles

M.D. degree, University of California, Urvine

Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Los Angeles