Petros Levounis, MD, MA

Petros Levounis, MD, MA, is the Director of The Addiction Institute of New York (formerly Smithers) and Chief of Addiction Psychiatry at St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals in New York City. Dr. Levounis is a board-certified addiction psychiatrist, Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), and Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). His academic interests include the psychotherapy and psychopharmacology of addiction, the teaching of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, gay and lesbian mental health, and the behavioral addictions. Dr. Levounis is the co-author of the self-help book “Sober Siblings: How to Help Your Alcoholic Brother or Sister and Not Lose Yourself” (DaCapo Books/Perseus, 2008). He is currently writing a textbook on “Co-occurring Substance Use and Other Psychiatric Disorders” for addiction counselors and a textbook on “Motivation and Change” for general psychiatrists.