Rachel Haroz, MD — Addiction Medicine Medical Director
Rachel Haroz, MD, has many years of experience in emergency and addiction medicine.
Through SMC’s partnership with Cooper University Hospital in Camden, Dr. Haroz — attending physician in emergency medicine and Division Head of Toxicology and Addiction Medicine at Cooper — was recently appointed Addiction Medicine Medical Director.
One of her first projects was working with Emergency Department Nurse Director Marc Baron, MSN, RN, to launch SMC Emergency Department Addiction Pathways (EDAP) — a program integrating evidence-based care with Medications for Addictions Treatment (MAT) into the ED for patients struggling with opioid use disorder (OUD).
Dr. Haroz received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, and completed both an Emergency Medicine residency and Medical Toxicology fellowship at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.
She has published numerous journals, book chapters, and abstracts, and has been a presenter at hospitals and conventions regionally, nationally and internationally.
As Division Head of Toxicology and Addiction Medicine at Cooper, Dr. Haroz helped launch a similar program at Cooper Healthcare as well as an HIV and OUD integrated care initiative. She helped create BupeFirstEMS — an EMS intervention to engage patients after opioid overdose with evidence-based medication treatment. She also helps lead the Center of Excellence initiative to increase access to MAT for patients with OUD across South Jersey, and increases collaboration between healthcare and behavioral health in the field of addiction.
Dr. Haroz is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Toxicology and Addiction Medicine.
For more information, call 856-469-8092.