Miriam Komaromy, MD is the Medical Director of the Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center, and a member of the Boston University Faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine. Prior to her role at BMC, Komaromy led the Extension for Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) Institute’s programs for addiction and psychiatry. She also serves on the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s (ASAM’s) National Board of Directors and served as medical director for a state addiction treatment hospital and for Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless.
Komaromy recently partnered with the American Society of Addiction Medicine to launch an ECHO hub to educate health care professionals around the country on the treatment of substance use disorders. She also led the federally-funded program that developed and launched five national hubs focused on treatment of opioid use disorder (including one based in BMC's OBAT program), after developing the nation’s first addiction-and psychiatry-focused ECHO program.
Komaromy was previously a professor in the department of internal medicine at the University of New Mexico. She received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco and completed her residency in internal medicine at UCSF/San Francisco General Hospital. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the UCSF/Stanford program. She joined the UCSF faculty of Medicine after her training, and served as the residency director for the UCSF Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency program at San Francisco General Hospital,She is board certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.
Komaromy’s research has focused on health disparities and care for traditionally underserved populations; models of post-graduate medical education; and care for patients with substance use disorders and complex health conditions. In 2018, Komaromy received a Fulbright Scholar award from the US State Department, teaching about substance use disorders and medical education in Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia and completing a study of treatment of opioid use disorder in Vietnam. She currently serves as chair of ASAM’s Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine committee and is the vice-chair of the ASAM National Medical Education Committee. In 2019 she received ASAM's Educator of the Year award.
2019 Psychiatric Services Journal:
Editor's Choice Award
Educator of the Year
2018 US State Department:
Fulbright Scholar, Hanoi Vietnam
Awarded “Distinguished Fellow”
2016 Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse:
Best program/ Curriculum Abstract
2016 Substance Abuse Journal:
Article of the Year Award
2014 Physician Support Service:
National Mentor for Medication Assisted Treatment
2013 American College of Physicians:
2010 Bernalillo County Commission:
Exceptional Public Service Award
2008 Physician Support Service:
National Mentor for Buprenorphine Treatment
1996 Association of Health Services Research:
Article of the Year Award
Outstanding Intern of the Year Award
Alpha Omega Alpha
Grant to develop curriculum focused on substance use disorders
09/01/2019 - 09/01/2021 (PI)
Grant to develop a white paper on how to develop and implement a medical recuperation facility for COVID-infected people experiencing homelessness.
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Mahadevan J, Shukla L, Chand PK, Komaromy M, Murthy P, Arora S. Innovative virtual mentoring using the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes model for primary care providers for the management of alcohol use disorders. Indian J Med Res. 2020 Jun; 151(6):609-612. PMID: 32719236
Madden EF, Kalishman S, Zurawski A, O'Sullivan P, Arora S, Komaromy M. Strategies Used by Interprofessional Teams to Counter Healthcare Marginalization and Engage Complex Patients. Qual Health Res. 2020 06; 30(7):1058-1071. PMID: 32141379
Komaromy M, Bartlett J, Gonzales-van Horn SR, Zurawski A, Kalishman SG, Zhu Y, Davis HT, Ceballos V, Sun X, Jurado M, Page K, Hamblin A, Arora S. A Novel Intervention for High-Need, High-Cost Medicaid Patients: a Study of ECHO Care. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 01; 35(1):21-27. PMID: 31667743
Komaromy M, Bartlett J, Zurawski A, Gonzales-van Horn SR, Kalishman SG, Ceballos V, Sun X, Jurado M, Arora S. ECHO Care: Providing Multidisciplinary Specialty Expertise to Support the Care of Complex Patients. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 01; 35(1):326-330. PMID: 31659667
Sagi MR, Aurobind G, Chand P, Ashfak A, Karthick C, Kubenthiran N, Murthy P, Komaromy M, Arora S. Innovative telementoring for addiction management for remote primary care physicians: A feasibility study. Indian J Psychiatry. 2018 Oct-Dec; 60(4):461-466. PMID: 30581211
Mehrotra K, Chand P, Bandawar M, Rao Sagi M, Kaur S, G A, Raj A, Jain S, Komaromy M, Murthy P, Arora S. Effectiveness of NIMHANS ECHO blended tele-mentoring model on Integrated Mental Health and Addiction for counsellors in rural and underserved districts of Chhattisgarh, India. Asian J Psychiatr. 2018 Aug; 36:123-127. PMID: 30086513
Komaromy M, Ceballos V, Zurawski A, Bodenheimer T, Thom DH, Arora S. Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO): a new model for community health worker training and support. J Public Health Policy. 2018 May; 39(2):203-216. PMID: 29263437
Komaromy M, Madden EF, Zurawski A, Kalishman S, Barker K, O'Sullivan P, Jurado M, Arora S. Contingent engagement: What we learn from patients with complex health problems and low socioeconomic status. Patient Educ Couns. 2018 03; 101(3):524-531. PMID: 28890084
Komaromy M, Bartlett J, Manis K, Arora S. Enhanced Primary Care Treatment of Behavioral Disorders With ECHO Case-Based Learning. Psychiatr Serv. 2017 Sep 01; 68(9):873-875. PMID: 28806893
Arora S, Kalishman SG, Thornton KA, Komaromy MS, Katzman JG, Struminger BB, Rayburn WF, Bradford AM. Project ECHO: A Telementoring Network Model for Continuing Professional Development. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2017; 37(4):239-244. PMID: 29189491
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I enjoy mentorship and have mentored many researchers and educators at my own and other institutions. I particularly enjoy cross-disciplinary mentorship roles. I am available to provide work/life integration mentorship, and support around parenting, particulary to LGBTQ faculty. Please contact me at Miriam.Komaromy@bmc.org
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