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Orange Regional Medical Center’s Dr. Lanre Somorin Certified by the American Association of Addiction Medicine

March 28, 2007

Orange Regional Medical Center’s Dr. Lanre Somorin obtained certification in the field of Addictionology by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). There are many stringent requirements set in order to obtain this certification, some of which include two years of practice related to addiction and one year of practice solely in addiction as well as passing an all-day exam. Dr. Somorin is the only Orange County physician listed in the 2007 ASAM directory.

This accomplishment comes on the heels of numerous recent honors and achievements. This accomplishment comes on the heels of numerous recent honors and achievements. Dr. Somorin was featured in Hudson Valley Magazine’s “Top Docs” issue in June 2006, listed as one of the 80 top physicians in the Hudson Valley. He was one of two psychiatrists on the list, which covered physicians practicing between Rockland County and Albany.

Ann Sissler, administrator of Behavioral Health says, “We are very proud of Dr. Somorin’s recent accomplishment. His American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) certification is a fine example of staff commitment to providing excellent patient care in our behavioral health and substance abuse treatment programs.”

Along with his work at Orange Regional, he serves as Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY and lectures in the field of Addiction Psychiatry. He is the Medical Director of the Horton Family Program for Chemical Dependency in Middletown and has a private practice in Monroe and Middletown. He has particular expertise in dealing with dependence on prescription pain medications.

Prior to coming to Orange County, Dr. Somorin practiced Addiction Medicine in Stevenage, England until 1994 and continued his work as a resident in Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center beginning in 1995, where he also completed a residency training program in 2000. For more information about Behavioral Health Services at Orange Regional Medical Center call 294-2269.


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