Julie A Kmiec, DO

Julie A Kmiec, DO

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Western University of Health Sciences Osteopathic Medicine
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMCPsychiatry
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMCAddiction Psychiatry

Specialty Certifications

Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Addiction Psychiatry)

Current Appointments

Medical Director, Ambulatory Detoxification and Bridge Program
Medical Director, Narcotic Addiction Treatment Program

Professional Affiliations

President, American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine
Member, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
Member, Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse

Selected Honors & Awards

Trainer of the Year, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

Research Interests

Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Spada M, Kmiec J, Glance JB, Gopalan P. Consideration of opioid agonist treatment in a pregnant adolescent: A case report and literature review. Substance Abuse. 2020;41(2):181185. doi:10.1080/08897077.2019.1635970
  2. Kmiec J, Suffoletto B. Implementations of a text-message intervention to increase linkage from the emergency department to outpatient treatment for substance use disorders. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2019;100:3944. doi:10.1016/j.jsat.2019.02.005
  3. Bhardwaj SB, Cochran G, Kmiec J. Opioid overdose history and awareness of naloxone in patients seeking outpatient detoxification. Journal of Opioid Management. 2019;15(3):253259. doi:10.5055/jom.2019.0508
  4. Cornelius JR, Chung TA, Douaihy AB, Kirisci L, Glance J, Kmiec J, Wesesky MA, FitzGerald D, Salloum I. A review of the literature of Mirtazapine in co-occurring depression and an alcohol use disorder. Journal of Addictive Behaviors, Therapy, & Rehabilitation 2016;5(4). pii: 159. doi: 10.4172/2324-9005.1000159. Epub 2016 Dec 30. PubMed PMID: 28393081; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5381661.
  5. Cole ES, DiDomenico E, Cochran G, et al. The role of primary care in improving access to medication-assisted treatment for rural Medicaid enrollees with opioid use disorder. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2019;34(6):936943. doi:10.1007/s11606-019-04943-6

Clinical Interests

Opioid use disorder; Withdrawal from substances; Urine toxicology

Education Interests

Overdose risk factors and naloxone for reversal; Mentoring students interested in medicine
Selected Education Publications & Products
  1. Prescribing Naloxone to Patients for Overdose Reversal. Providers' Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment Module. 2016 Aug 29. http://pcssmat.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Prescribing-Nalxone-to-Patients-for-Overdose-Reversal.pdf