Sandeep Kapoor, MD
Sandeep Kapoor is an assistant professor of medicine, emergency medicine and science education at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, assistant vice president of addiction services for the Northwell Health emergency medicine service line, and director of screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment at Northwell Health. He is the recipient of the 2020 Northwell Health President’s Award for Leadership and received the 2020 Outstanding Mentor Award from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Kapoor is passionate about motivating others to humanize and address substance use for the enhancement of patient care and organizational culture. As of December 2020, the SBIRT program administered 1.8 million screens during patient visits across 18 EDs, 14 inpatient hospitals and multiple ambulatory practices, resulting in 30,000 brief interventions and 10,000 referrals to care and treatment. Utilizing SBIRT as a foundational framework and gateway, Dr. Kapoor and team are the architects of Northwell’s Pathways to Recovery portfolio, including six ED-based learning laboratories for medication assisted treatment, offering layers of support and services for patients and employees in need of care for opioid use disorder. His team has developed and integrated a dynamic four-year longitudinal “Addressing Substance Use” curriculum within the Zucker School of Medicine revolving around early identification and intervention. Dr. Kapoor is a medical communications and quality improvement faculty member and a course director for the second 100 weeks curriculum at Zucker School of Medicine. He also serves as faculty for the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Zucker Hillside Hospital. As a member of the Northwell Health Opioid Management Steering Committee, Dr. Kapoor leads interdisciplinary efforts to unify systemwide substance use screening protocols, deliver workforce training, scale the naloxone saturation campaign, and develop strategies for school, community and employee engagement. He is an active member of the Northwell Health Institutional Review Board and the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports SBIRT Policy Advisory Committee and serves on numerous New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment committees. Passionate about public speaking and writing, Dr. Kapoor delivered a TED-like talk titled Empathy: Back to Basics for Today’s Real World,” has authored multiple book chapters and written several opinion pieces.