Kirk Brower, M.D.

Professor, Department of Psychiatry
U-M Addiction Center
U-M Addiction Treatment Services


Kirk J. Brower, M.D. is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical School. He graduated from medical school at the University of California at Irvine and completed his residency in psychiatry at UCLA. He is currently the medical director of the Faculty & Physician Health Initiative, which aims to improve the experience of providing clinical care, educating trainees, and making scientific discoveries. Dr. Brower is also a consultant to the UM Office of Clinical Affairs, where he sees faculty and physicians who may be experiencing health issues. Board-certified in both general and addiction psychiatry, he is the founding executive director of the University of Michigan Addiction Treatment Services and he established the ACGME-accredited Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program.  In addition, he is a Distinguished Fellow of both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. In 2017, he co-edited a book, titled, Physician Mental Health and Well-Being: Research and Practice.

Areas of Interest

  • Addiction pharmacotherapy for patients with and without co-occurring mental disorders;
  • faculty and physician health


Medical School or Training

  • University of California Irvine College of Medicine, 1981


  • UCLA Neuropsychiaric Institute, Psychiatry, CA, 1985

Professional Organizations

  • Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine
  • American Psychiatric Association, Distinguished Fellow
  • American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine

Board Certification

  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Addiction Medicine

Published Articles or Reviews