About Geoff

Geoffrey P. Kane, MD, MPHGeoffrey P. Kane, MD, MPH is Emeritus Chief of Addiction Services at the Brattleboro Retreat, a 190-year-old psychiatric and addiction treatment hospital in southeastern Vermont. In 2017, Geoff founded Meetinghouse Solutions, LLC to promote resilience and recovery at the community level.  He is a graduate of Boston College, Yale School of Medicine, and Yale School of Public Health. He trained in internal medicine and social medicine at Montefiore Medical Center and is certified by the American Boards of Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Geoff was named a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (FASAM), and then a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (DFASAM), the first years those honors became available.  He has taught at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Antioch University New England, New Hampshire Technical Institute, and Albany Medical College.

Geoff’s book Inner-City Alcoholism (Human Sciences Press, 1981) was recommended by faculty at the Rutgers School of Alcohol Studies for its lucid discussion of alcoholism as a disease.  Geoff served on the Medical-Scientific Committee of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) from 2008–2018 (Chair, 2014–2018). In that capacity, he edited (and wrote most of) more than forty blog articles posted as Addiction Medicine Updates on the website of NCADD during 2012–2019; all those articles are archived here. Selected blog articles as well as multiple videos also appear on meetinghousesolutions.com. Seven of the blog articles plus additional material became The Two Pillars of Recovery© Workbook, which is now in its Second Edition and can be ordered from this site or directly from Amazon.

Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY
Fellow: American Society of Addiction Medicine
Board Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Addiction Medicine