Friends of Urban Recovery – Dr. Elizabeth Evans
Dr. Elizabeth Evans is an addiction psychiatrist who trained at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC). She is the Medical Director of the Smithers Center at CUIMC, which offers a variety of outpatient services to individuals and families impacted by substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions. Dr. Evans and her team are recovery heroes due to their tireless commitment to decreasing stigma and providing compassionate and effective care to those struggling with substance use disorders.
“Dr. Evans believes that one size does not fit all when it comes to treatment and that we need more programs like Urban Recovery that offer individualized, multidisciplinary, evidence-based treatments.”
Dr. Evans graduated from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed both her psychiatry residency training and a fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at Columbia University. Her research during training focused on ways to enhance treatment outcomes in those with opioid use disorders. Dr. Evans specializes in working with patients suffering with disorders such as depression and anxiety, who have also found that drugs and alcohol are impacting their ability to feel fulfilled, be productive, or thrive in healthy relationships. She uses psychotherapy and/or medications, including Vivitrol and Suboxone, and facilitates family and couples therapy when appropriate. Dr. Evans also provides consultations for diagnostic evaluation and treatment planning. She sees patients at Columbia Doctors Midtown.