2023 SAEMF NIDA Mentor-Facilitated Training Award - $12,000

"Increasing Bupe Admin for OUD in the ED at Harlem and Metropolitan Hospital"

New York City Health + Hospitals Harlem and Metropolitan Hospital serve neighborhoods in New York City (NYC) that consistently rank in top six NYC neighborhoods in opioid overdoses but initiation of medication assisted treatment, particularly buprenorphine, has been underutilized. The primary goal of the project is to increase buprenorphine induction in the emergency department via a polymodal PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act) approach including bias investigation and addressment; education to providers, nurses, staff, and patients; awareness, utilization and simplification of departmental MAT/ buprenorphine administration protocol.


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    Angadpreet Sidhu, DO, MS

    NYCHHC Harlem & Metropolitan Hospital

    "Increasing Bupe Admin for OUD in the ED at Harlem and Metropolitan Hospital"

    Dr. Sidhu is a third-year resident at New York Medical College Metropolitan/Harlem EM Residency and residency director of administration and addiction medicine. Dr. Sidhu was born in India and grew up in the bay area in Pleasanton, California. He attended California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo for undergrad, majoring in biological sciences with the concentration of anatomy, physiology and microbiology. Dr. Sidhu attended Touro University California for both masters and medical school. His emergency medicine interests are administration, quality control, and medical education.