Julie A Kmiec, DO

Julie A Kmiec, DO

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Osteopathic Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences
Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC
Addiction Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

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

Past 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. Cole ES, Drake C, DiDomenico E, Sharbaugh M, Kim JY, Nagy D, Cochran G, Gordon AJ, Gellad WF, Pringle J, Warwick J, Chang CH, Kmiec J, Kelley D, Donohue JM. Patterns of clinic switching and continuity of medication for opioid use disorder in a Medicaid-enrolled population. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2021 Apr 1;221:108633. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108633. Epub 2021 Feb 16. PMID: 33631544.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  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