Dr. John R. Steinberg
Dr. John R. Steinberg is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, who graduated from the McDonogh School as a National Merit Honors Finalist. He received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Michigan State University with High Honors and was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
After postgraduate work in Biochemistry, Dr. Steinberg received his M.D. from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
Dr. Steinberg maintains a practice in General Internal Medicine. His practice focuses primarily on general internal medicine with emphasis on addiction medicine, cardiovascular and metabolic disease and on the interface of medicine and psychiatry. He does consulting work for the Maryland Board of Physicians regarding medical records skills enhancement courses and programs. Dr. Steinberg is also board certified by ABAM in Addiction Medicine, having completed the earlier ASAM certification in 1987.
He has held faculty appointments at the University of Maryland in the Departments of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor from 1993 and 1986, respectively, through July 1, 2007 and continues to teach, upon occasion, as a volunteer faculty member instructor. His principle teaching responsibilities include topics in noninvasive cardiology, such as hyperlipidemia, hypertension, heart failure, and atherosclerosis; diabetes with a focus on cardiovascular and renal disease; and topics in psychiatry, including depression, addiction medicine topics, anxiety, and sleep disorders. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on these and other subjects. Dr. Steinberg was instrumental in starting the addiction medicine programs at GBMC, serving as the first head of the Division of Addiction Medicine in the Department of Medicine from 1986 though 1991. He was elected and served as President of the Maryland Society of Addiction Medicine from 1990 through 2005. MDSAM is the Maryland Chapter of ASAM. He lectured monthly at Changing Point, Shoemaker, and Father Martin’s Ashley for over twelve years at each in patient program. Dr. Steinberg has interacted with HR and EAP programs and is conversant with workplace issues in alcoholism and addiction.