Sandeep Kapoor

MD Dir of Screening Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment
Northwell Health

Dr. Sandeep Kapoor is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and Director of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) at Northwell Health. Dr. Kapoor has worked towards strengthening the collaboration between the departments of Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Psychiatry, to integrate protocols to universally address substance use within Primary Care and Emergency Medicine settings. Leading an inter-professional, interdisciplinary team that has successfully implemented a patient-centric, team-based SBIRT program within multiple clinical locations at Northwell Health, the SBIRT team has administered over 250,000 screens and 7,800 brief interventions since December of 2013.

Focused on health professional pedagogy, and to address an evident gap in traditional medical education, his team has integrated a dynamic four-year longitudinal curriculum revolving around early identification/intervention within the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Kapoor is on the Hofstra Medical Communications Faculty and Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Faculty at Zucker Hillside Hospital.

As a member of the Northwell Health Opioid Management Steering Committee, which is charged to collate a community of solutions to address the prevalent opioid epidemic, Dr. Kapoor leads interdisciplinary efforts to unify system-wide substance misuse screening protocols, deliver workforce training, scale NAL-SAT (Naloxone Saturation Campaign), and develop strategies for community and employee engagement. Furthermore, Dr. Kapoor is an active member of the Northwell Health Institutional Review Board, New York State OASAS SBIRT Policy Advisory Committee, and on a number of NYS Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Behavioral Health and Primary Care committees.

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