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Dr. Punyamurtula Kishore
Residence Massachusetts, USA
Citizenship India
Fields Addiction Medicine
Institutions Addiction Medicine Associates, Brookline, MA
National Library of Addictions
Alma mater MD From Andhra University in India
Master's Degree in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health
Bridgewater State College
Notable awards 2007 recipient of the D. Elton Trueblood Community Builder Award
Fresh Start Recovery Coalition
Boston Celtics "Heroes Among Us" award
National Compassionate Caregiver Award, Honorable Mention, from the Schwartz Foundation
1994 AMERSA Best Abstract Award for “Home Detoxification for Substance Abuse”
One of Boston Event Guide’s “30 Extraordinary Bostonians” in 2004

Punyamurtula S. Kishore is the medical director of Addiction Medicine Associates (Brookline, Massachusetts).

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 140,000 addicts.

At Addiction Medicine Associates Kishore treats addictions 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 exchange 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. He holds his Master's Degree in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health, in addition to Certificates in Addiction Studies and Forensic Psychology from Bridgewater State College.

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