Sylvester “Skip” Sviokla III, MD
Sylvester “Skip” Sviokla III, MD is a 1967 graduate of Harvard College and a 1972 graduate of Harvard Medical School. He was owner and medical director of Skip Sviokla Entertainment Medicine, Inc. and of Medical Weight Management, Inc. in MA. Additionally, he has served as an emergency-room director, a chief of occupational medicine, and a VP of outpatient services in a number of hospitals. In recent years since his struggle with substance abuse and the loss and eventual reinstatement of his medical license, he has received certification from the American Society of Addiction Medicine and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He is a staff orientation speaker for Rhode Island Hospital, where he talks to incoming physicians about the perils of substance abuse and addiction in the medical community. He is the medical director of several methadone clinics in RI and co-owns a substance abuse clinic dedicated to helping others get well and regain their lives.