Gail Basch, MD, Psychiatry, Chicago, IL, Rush University Medical Center

GailMBaschMDFASAM, Addiction Medicine Certified

Psychiatry Chicago, IL

Addiction, Psychopharmacology

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Rush University Medical Center

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Summary

  • Clinical- Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine
    University teaching - focus on addiction medicine
  • Death from alcohol overuse can be prevented with medications

    In the shadow of the opioid crisis, we often forget how pervasive and damaging alcohol misuse is until we get reminders like the story of three Indiana Supreme

    Alcohol Medical Scholars Program

    The mission of the Alcohol Medical Scholars Program (AMSP) is to promote optimal education in medical schools regarding the identification and care of people wi

Education & Training

  • Rush University Medical Center
    Rush University Medical CenterRESIDENCY
  • Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University
    Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin UniversityMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • Loyola UniversityOTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1988 - 2023
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine Addiction Medicine
  • American Board of Addiction MedicineAddiction Medicine
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine Fellow

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • ICARE Achievement Award Rush University Medical Center, 2016
  • Department of Psychiatry, Faculty Preceptor of the Year Rush University Medical center, 2014-2015
  • Senior Scholar Alcohol Medical Scholars Program, 2012-2014
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Publications & Presentations

Lectures

  • Revisiting Opioids: New strategies for proper use, abuse prevention and treating addiction 
    Chicago, IL - 1/1/2016
  • Medication Assisted Therapies for Substance Use Disorders 
    Chicago, IL - 1/1/2016
  • Screening and Brief Motivational Interviewing – Focus on the Family 
    Rush University Medical Center Day School, Chicago, IL - 1/1/2016
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Other

Press Mentions

  • Gail Basch: Don’t Wait to Hit Rock Bottom — Treat Alcohol Problems Before the Worst Happens
    Gail Basch: Don’t Wait to Hit Rock Bottom — Treat Alcohol Problems Before the Worst HappensJanuary 30, 2020 01:23
  • Opioid Pain Relievers Kill More Than Just Pain: One Doctor Shares Her Struggle with Addiction
    Opioid Pain Relievers Kill More Than Just Pain: One Doctor Shares Her Struggle with AddictionMarch 17, 2017 11:32
  • New Weapons to Fight Opioid Addiction
    New Weapons to Fight Opioid AddictionNovember 17, 2016 00:14
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Grant Support

  • Rush University Life Course SBIRT Training ProgramSAMHSHA2014–2017

Committees

  • Chairperson, Rush Professional Advocacy Committee, Rush University Medical Center; Chicago IL 2016 - Present

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations