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Punyamurtula Kishore, MD, Internal Medicine, Chestnut Hill, MA, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital


Internal Medicine Chestnut Hill, MA

Addiction Medicine


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  • Punyamurtula S. Kishore is the founder of Preventive Medicine Associates, Addiction Medicine Associates, and National Library of Addiction.

    Kishore has been a practicing public health scientist for over 30 years. He began his medical career as a primary care / family practice physician and then moved into a position as the Medical Director of the Washingtonian Center for Addictions, the first organization in the U.S. to recognize addiction as a disease.
    Their philosophy was an early precursor to the AA or 12-step program movement. Kishore has been a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine since 1986 and has helped treat more than 200,000 addicts.

    Dr. Kishore treats addicts with his ‘sobriety maintenance’ method. This unique health model stresses the prescription of non-toxic substances, provides patients with coping skills they need to remain sober and tailors treatment to specific medical conditions.

    Kishore also administers “de-addiction” treatment, a process that treats emotional addiction as well as the physical addiction. Patients have access to home detoxification, an inexpensive and more effective option to in-patient care which allows them to maintain their dignity while learning how to cope with the temptations found in their own environments.

    In 1993, Kishore founded National Library of Addictions in Brookline, Massachusetts. To support work in addictions treatment, the Library is designed to provide a non-profit structure for addiction professionals to exchanges ideas and to further the development of treatment methodologies.

    He was honored by the Boston Celtics with a “Heroes Among Us” award, given to those who make a significant impact on the lives of others. Kishore is also the recipient of a national Compassionate Caregiver Award, Honorable Mention, from the Schwartz Foundation.

    Kishore served as a faculty member of Harvard and as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts.
  • Preventive Medicine Associates

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    Punyamurtula S. Kishore - Public Health Mission

    Dr. Punyamurtula S. Kishore, graduated from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1979 with a Master's Degree in Public Health. Subsequently he embarked on wor

    Kishore Honored

    November 1994 - This award is designed to recognize and encourage outstanding original research in substance abuse. October 1999 - Presented by G.D. Searle & Co

    Dr. Punyamurtula Kishore MD - Early Influences

    Dr. Dwarkanath Kotnis - Indian Physician डॉक्टर कोटनिस की अमर कहानी To commemorate Dr. Dwarkanath Kotnis' death and his unparallelled contribution to humanity D

    News Articles

    Addiction Action Committee ISHCC Punyamurtula S. Kishore International Associates of Health Care Professionals The Journal of the National Library of Addictions

    Local Doctor Punyamurtula Kishore Presents at the Centers for Disease Control an

    Local doctor Punyamurtula Kishore, MD, MPH, FASAM presented his paper "Epidemiology and Surveillance of a Disease State in a Primary Care Practice," at the CDC'

    Preventive Medicine Associates, Inc.

    Punyamurtula Kishore

Education & Training

  • Steward Carney Hospital Inc.
    Steward Carney Hospital Inc.Residency, Preventive Medicine, 1991 - 1994
  • Andhra Medical College NTR
    Andhra Medical College NTRClass of 1974

Certifications & Licensure

  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 1978 - 2015

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Heroes Among Us Boston Celtics

Publications & Presentations



  • Massachusetts Primary Care Model of Addiction Treatment
    Kishore Punyamurtula, National Institute of Drug Abuse, Albuquerque New Mexico, 4/22/2010

Press Mentions

  • Punyamurtula S. Kishore, M.D., M.P.H., FASAM
    Punyamurtula S. Kishore, M.D., M.P.H., FASAMOctober 8th, 2013

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