Meet the Faculty

Samuel Silverman, MD

ABAM Fellowship Program Director

Dr. Samual Silverman is Rushford’s Medical Director of Addiction Services and the Program Director for Rushford’s Addiction Medicine Fellowship.

He received his M.D. from the Royal University of Ghent in Belgium and completed his Residency in Psychiatry at the Institute of Living in Hartford, Connecticut. He holds the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and is site coordinator for the Institute of Living’s Addiction Psychiatry rotation.

He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry and is ABAM certified in Addiction Medicine. He is active in Connecticut’s substance use prevention and treatments, serving on the board of the Connecticut chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and on the State of Connecticut Drug and Alcohol Policy Council.


Vincent McClain, MD

ABAM Fellowship Assistant Program Director

Dr. Vincent McClain is Rushford’s Associate Medical Director for Residential Addiction Services and Assistant Program Director for Rushford’s Addiction Medicine Fellowship. He is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and also maintains American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecologycertification. He graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mount Sinai Hospital in Hartford, CT and his Addiction Medicine Fellowship at Rushford in Middletown, CT.

In addition, he serves as Medical Review Officer and Associate Program Director for HAVEN, a confidential assistance and monitoring program for Connecticut’s healthcare professionals facing the challenges of chemical dependency, mental illness, physical illness or emotional issues.


J. Craig Allen, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Rushford

Dr. J. Craig Allen is Rushford’s Chief Medical Officer. He is certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and General and Adult Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and in Addiction Medicine by ABAM. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, served his internship and General Psychiatry residency at Tufts University Medical School, and completed his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training in the MGH/Harvard University Medical School program. Dr. Allen has been a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry for the Harvard and Yale residency programs and currently works with Drs. Silverman and McClain training psychiatry residents from the Institute of Living in Addictions.

Dr. Allen was a member of the expert consensus panel which developed the “Principles and Guidelines on Pharmacologic Approaches to the Treatment of Persons with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders” for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), published in 2012.