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Joseph G Liberto
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Joseph G Liberto M.D.

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Primary Appointment: Psychiatry
Additional Title(s): Acting Lead Psychiatrist, VA Maryland Health Care System
joseph.liberto@va.gov
Location: VAMC 6C-173
Phone: (410) 605-7368
Phone: (410) 447-1740
Fax: (410) 605-7771

Personal History:

Dr. Liberto is the Acting Lead Psychiatrist at the Department of Veterans Affairs VA Maryland Health Care System. He is on the Executive Committee of the VA SUD QUERI and is the Co-Chair of the SUD QUERI Buprenorphine Workgroup. He has extensive experience treating opioid addicted patients with opioid agonist agents including sublingual buprenorphine. In addition he is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he serves as the Addiction Psychiatry Residency Training Director and is the Vice President of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, where he has been active in policy development on issues surrounding the use of buprenorphine in office-based settings.

Research Interests:

Addiction Medication Trials, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Service Care Delivery, Addiction in the Elderly

Clinical Speciality:

Addiction Psychiatry


Publications:

Chapters

"Documentation and Reimbursement" by C.B. Lewis and S. Jackson, published by F. A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, PA 2002. Aging: The Health Care' Challenge: Interdisciplinary Assessment and Treatment.

"usculoskeletal Changes with Age: Clinical Implications." by C.B. Lewis, published by The F. A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1996, 2002.

Excerpts from: Lewis CB. Health Promotion and Exercise for Older Adults. "Musculoskeletal System Procedures," Ambulatory Surgery Patient Education Manual, Edited by The Aspen Reference Group, Aspen Publishers, Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland, July 1997.

"The Frail Elderly and the Health Care Environment" by C.B. Lewis and Kathleen Kline, published by The F. A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1996.

"A Rehabilitation Approach of the Geriatric Lumbar Spine" by C.B. Lewis and J. Jensen, published by The Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1994.

"Low Back Injuries - A Rehabilitation Perspective." Orthopedics Assessment and Treatment of the Geriatric Patient, edited by C.B. Lewis and K. Knortz, C.V. Mosby, St. Louis, MO, 1993.

"Cervical Spine Complications - A Rehabilitation Perspective, Orthopedic Assessment and Treatment of the Geriatric Patient, edited by C. B. Lewis and K. Knortz. C.V. Mosby, St. Louis, MO 1993.

"Neurological Aspects of Aging." Aging: The Health Care's Challenge: Interdisciplinary Assessment and Treatment. Edited by C.B. Lewis, F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, PA., 1985., second edition, 1990.

"Musculoskeletal Aspects of Aging." Aging: The Health Care's Challenge: Interdisciplinary Assessment and Treatment. Edited by C.B. Lewis, F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, PA., 1985., second edition, 1990.

"Marketing Rehabilitation to Older Persons." Aging: The Health Care's Challenge: Interdisciplinary Assessment and Treatment. Edited by C.B. Lewis, F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, PA, 1990.

"Mobility Problems." Musculoskeletal Management of the Elderly. Edited by S. Karpman; published by J.B. Lippincott, Philadelphia, PA. 1988.

"The Older Patient and the Effects of Drugs on Rehabilitation." Drug Implications in the Rehabilitative Professions. Edited by T. Malone and I. Zimmerman, by J.B. Lippincott, Philadelphia, Pa. 1986.

"Therapeutic Interventions." Pain Free. Edited by Gretchen Reynolds, Rodahl Press, Eramus, PA, 1986.

Exercises for Arthritis and Older Persons." Physical Fitness and Older Persons Aspen Systems Corporation, Rockville, MD Edited by Len Biegel, 1986.

"Back Injury Prevention for Industry." Occupational Health Programs Aspen Systems Corporation, Rockville, MD. Edited by G. Everly and R. Feldman, 1985.

"Psychosocial Aspects of Aging." Aging: The Health Care's Challenge: Interdisciplinary Assessment and Treatment, Edited by C.B. Lewis, F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, PA., 1985.

"Health Promotion and the Elderly." Aging: The Health Care's Challenge: Interdisciplinary Assessment and Treatment. Edited by C.B. Lewis, F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, PA, 1985.

"Psychological Reactions." Psycho-social Aspects of Patient Care. Edited by 0. Payton. Published by Churchill Livingston, N.Y., N.Y. 1984.