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Dr. Susan Blank

Dr. Susan Blank
Medical Director at Caron Atlanta
MD
Atlanta
Areas of Expertise:
Outpatient
A headshot of Susan Blank.

Susan Blank, MD, serves as the Medical Director at Caron Atlanta. There she provides support and supervision for the staff, patients and their families.

She works closely with Caron Atlanta’s Nurse Practitioner to help patients find the help they may need or coordinate their care within the community.

Dr. Blank is the Founder and Chief Medical Officer for the Atlanta Healing Center. A graduate of the Medical College of Georgia, she completed a residency in Psychiatry and Neurology at Sheppard Pratt Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her training in Forensics at the University of Virginia, and her training in Addiction Medicine in Atlanta at the Talbott Recovery Campus. She also completed a Fellowship and Advance Fellowship training in Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine.

Dr. Blank is President of the Georgia Society of Addiction Medicine, the Program Planning Committee for the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and ASAM Chapter’s Council. She is co-chair of the Medical Association of Georgia’s “Think About It Campaign”. She is also a past member of the Board of Directors for The Georgia Council on Alcohol and Drugs and Let’s Be Clear Georgia. Dr. Blank and Dr. Lori Karan co-authored the chapter on Tobacco and Nicotine Addiction for the ASAM Patient Criteria released in September 2013. Dr. Blank is a contributor to the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians Opioid Prescribing Guidelines, published in March 2017, and is a member of the Technical Expert Panel for PCPI Preventive Care guidelines for Tobacco Cessation, Influenza Immunizations and Alcohol Screening.

She a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Board of Addiction Medicine, The American Board of Preventive Medicine-Addiction Medicine and the American Board of Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American Board of Forensic Examiners, a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Fellow of American Society of Addiction Medicine, a Fellow of the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and a Certified Medical Review Officer.

Finally, she can be heard nationwide every Tuesday on her weekly radio show “Detailing Addiction” on America’s Web Radio.

Media & Commentary

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Nov 27, 2018

Behind the Numbers: Pressure to Perform is Pushing Us into…

By Susan Blank

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Feb 26, 2019

Behind the Numbers: Drug Overdose Deaths Among Women are Up…

By Susan Blank

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Oct 15, 2019

The Dangers of Vaping

By Susan Blank

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