Psychiatrist,
Addiction Specialization

Derek Robben, MD

Dr. Robben has dual board-certifications in addiction psychiatry and general psychiatry and completed his addiction fellowship at the University of South Florida.

Dr. Robben is the Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Residency Program at USF.

He has been published in peer reviewed journals and earned the following awards: Faculty Clinical Teaching Award, Outstanding Resident Teacher, Outstanding Student in Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry, Award for Clinical Excellence in Neuropsychiatry Clerkship, Outstanding Radiology Instructor/Preceptor, U.S. Air Force.

Dr. Robben was voted by his peers as the Top Addiction Doctor in Tampa Bay four years running (2016-2019).

Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Date of Birth: August 24, 1973
Place of Birth: Lompoc, California

BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – General Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – Addiction Psychiatry

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATION
American Association of Medical Review Officers – Medical Review Officer
NeuroStar – Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION
Approved provider of the Florida Department of Health for the evaluation and treatment of Florida licensed health practitioners

MEDICAL LICENSURE
Florida – ME108033

DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY REGISTRATION NUMBERS
FR3293759
XR3293759 (buprenorphine waiver per the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000)

POST-GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION
Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine – Tampa, FL
2012-2013

General Psychiatry Residency
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine – Tampa, FL
2008-2012

MEDICAL EDUCATION
University of South Florida College of Medicine – Tampa, FL
Doctor of Medicine
2004-2008

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Sciences
University of South Florida – Tampa, FL
2001-2004

OTHER EDUCATION
Radiologic Technology
Community College of the Air Force / Midwestern State University – Wichita Falls, TX
1996-1997
 

MILITARY SERVICE
United States Air Force – Staff Sergeant/Noncommissioned Officer
1996-2000

Florida Air National Guard – Staff Sergeant/Noncommissioned Officer
2000-2001

CURRENT POSITION
Medical Director
BoardPrep Recovery Center – Tampa, FL

Medical Director
South Tampa Psychiatry – Tampa, FL

WORK EXPERIENCE
Psychiatrist, Substance Use Disorders Service
James A. Haley Veterans Hospital – Tampa, FL
Responsibilities included: the evaluation, assessment and treatment of chemical dependent patients in the integrated substance abuse treatment programs; lead clinician of the opioid substitution clinic; direct supervision and education of medical fellows, residents and students, nurses, social workers, mental health counselors, and various health professions students; and consultant/liaison to the other psychiatric and medical services throughout the hospital.
2012-2018

Psychiatrist, Outpatient Mental Health and Addiction Medicine
Advantage Mental Health Center – Clearwater, FL
2015-2017

Psychiatrist
Phoenix House Brandon Outpatient Center – Brandon, FL
Responsibilities included: the evaluation, assessment and treatment of chemical dependent adolescent and adult patients in the intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment program.
2013-2015

Physician, Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences
Bay Pines Veterans Hospital – Bay Pines, FL
Responsibilities included: emergency psychiatric assessment and interventions; psychiatric and medical care to hospitalized psychiatric patients; and consultation/liaison services to the medical and surgical services.
2011-2012

Computed Tomography Technologist
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute – Tampa, FL
Responsibilities included: patient care and diagnostic imaging in the areas of CT angiography, radiation therapy planning, CT-nuclear medicine fusion studies and routine CT examinations.
2002-2004

Noncommissioned Officer/Supervisor, Diagnostic Imaging Technologist
United States Air Force
Responsibilities included: patient care and diagnostic imaging in the areas of fixed and portable x-ray and computed tomography; supervisor of the radiology department Quality Assurance Program; supervisor, instructor and educator for junior technologists and students.
1996-2000

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT
Courtesy Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Former Training Director, Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program (2013-2018)
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine – Tampa, FL

PUBLICATIONS
Brian Giunta, MD, PhD; William Hervey, MD; Cory Klippel, MD; Demian Obregon, MD; Derek Robben, MD; Kimberly Hartney, MD; Barbara Lubrano di Ciccone, MD; Francisco Fernandez, MD. Psychiatric Complications of HIV Infection: An Overview. Psychiatric Annals. 43(5):199-203, May 2013.

Catalano, Glenn, MD; Robben, Derek L. MD; Catalano, Maria C. DO; Kahn, David A. MD. Olanzapine for the Treatment of Acquired Neurogenic Stuttering. Journal of Psychiatric Practice. 15(6):484-488, November 2009.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS
Winn, J.L., Shealy, S., Wodzinski, S., Felkins-Dohm, D., Brown, W., Kelly, K., Phillips, S., Planner, A., Robben, D., Zentarski, R., Francis, E., Gonzales-Nolas, C., DeBaldo, J., & Markowitz, J. (2012, August). The NicBAM: Assessing tobacco addiction alongside other addictive substances. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

GRAND ROUNDS/CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION PRESENTATIONS
Integrated Care for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use Disorders Memorial Hospital of Tampa, Tampa, FL October 30, 2016

Novel Psychoactive Substances
James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, FL August 4, 2016

Pharmacologic Treatment for Alcohol and Opioid Use Disorders James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, FL February 2, 2016

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, FL November 12, 2015

Substance Abuse Treatment in the Primary Care Setting James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, FL December 12, 2014

Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders: Changes to the DSM
James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, FL April 10, 2014

Naltrexone for Alcohol Dependence
James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, FL October 3, 2013

HONORS & AWARDS
Top Addiction Medicine Doctor (physician voting), Tampa Magazine 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Educator of the Year, USF Addiction Fellowship Program 2015-2016
Faculty Clinical Teaching Award, USF 2013-2014
Outstanding Resident Teacher, USF 2011-2012
Outstanding Student in Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry, USF 2008
Award for Clinical Excellence in Neuropsychiatry Clerkship, USF 2007
Hospital Airman of the Quarter, U.S. Air Force 2000
Outstanding Radiology Instructor/Preceptor, U.S. Air Force 2000
Diagnostic Imaging Airman of the Quarter, U.S. Air Force 1998, 1999, 2000
Honor Graduate Radiologic Technology, U.S. Air Force 1997

PROFESSIONAL AND SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS
American Psychiatric Association
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
American Society of Addiction Medicine
Florida Psychiatric Society

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