Stanislav Robert Vorel, Ph.D.

Dr. S. Rob Vorel is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Vorel received his M.D. degree in 1994 at the Rijksuniversiteit Limburg at Maastricht, the Netherlands. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2001 from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York. He wrote his Ph.D. thesis entitled “A neural circuit underlying cocaine-seeking behavior” under the mentorship of Dr. Eliot Gardner. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute on Drug Abuse in Baltimore, M.D. with Drs. Eliot Gardner and Roy Wise he started his clinical residency training in psychiatry at Columbia University. In 2006 he did a two year clinical and research fellowship in addiction psychiatry at Columbia University. He has been an Assistant Professor in the Division on Substance Abuse since 2008. He received training in human preclinical research in the nicotine laboratory under Dr. Adam Bisaga. Dr. Vorel has focused on studying mechanisms underlying cue extinction training and cue exposure therapy as augmentation strategy for pharmacotherapeutic agonists. He received a Career Development Award (K23) from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to support this work, as well as a NIDA R03 Award to study pharmacological modulation of cocaine extinction training in rats. He works as a clinician in the Columbia University Buprenorphine Program.


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