About Laura Kehoe, MD, MPH

Dr. Kehoe is the medical director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Substance Use Disorder Bridge Clinic, an immediate access, low barrier transitional clinic, which is a component of MGH’s Substance Use Disorder Initiative.   She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and she received her A.B. from Washington University in St. Louis, her MD from Tufts University School of Medicine, and her MPH from Boston University School of Public Health. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and is board certified in both internal medicine and addiction medicine. She has cared for patients in primary care, inpatient, residential and outpatient addiction treatment settings, and as a medical director at a Boston area methadone maintenance treatment program.  

Dr. Kehoe was co-chair of the hospital-wide Substance Use Disorder Education Committee, and is the co-director of the MGH Psychiatry Academy's Annual Substance Use Disorder Review course.  She teaches Harvard medical school students, MGH residents, addiction medicine fellows, and advance practice providers. Dr. Kehoe teaches locally, regionally and nationally at invited symposia and national conferences where she teaches about substance use disorder. She mentors providers and teams to incorporate addiction care into general medical settings and provides on-demand consultation to PCPs through DPH's MA Consultation Service for the Treatment of Addiction and Pain (MCSTAP).  She has been involved in and published several research projects related to substance use disorder care delivery to vulnerable populations.  

Dr. Kehoe is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s Prisoner Health Interest Group and Annual Conference Planning Committee, and is President-Elect of the Massachusetts ASAM chapter, after having served as Secretary.

In addition to providing clinical care, teaching, and advocacy, Dr. Kehoe co-founded  W.A.T.E.R.town (Watertown Access to Treatment Education and Recovery), a community coalition working to expand prevention, intervention and treatment for people with substance use disorder in Watertown, MA, for which she received the Harvard Medical School Dean’s Community Service Faculty Award.  She was featured in Harvard Medical School/NIDA course "Understanding Addiction," and NOVA's PBS documentary "Addiction."

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Mass General Psychiatry: Bridge Clinic
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-643-8281

Medical Education

  • MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Addiction Medicine, American Board of Preventative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

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  • 1. Wakeman SE, Kane M, Powell E, Howard S, Shaw C, Kehoe L, Rosen J, Quinlan J, Regan S. A hospital-wide initiative to redesign substance use disorder care: Impact on pharmacotherapy initiation. Subst Abus. 2020 Dec 03; 1-8. PMID: 33270549.

    2. Snow RL, Simon RE, Jack HE, Oller D, Kehoe L, Wakeman SE. Patient experiences with a transitional, low-threshold clinic for the treatment of substance use disorder: A qualitative study of a bridge clinic. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2019 12; 107:1-7. PMID: 31757259.

    3. Buchanan D, Rohr L, Kehoe L, et al. Changing Attitudes Toward Homeless People: A Curriculum Evaluation. J Gen Internal Medicine. 2004; 19:565-67.

    4. Grocela J, Kehoe L, Lai C. Erectile Dysfunction. Basch EM, Birnbaum SL, et al, eds. The MGH Primer of Outpatient Medicine. 2002; 190-4.

    5. Friedman L, Kehoe L, Choy E. Gastrointestinal Complaints: Dyspepsia/GERD/PUD. Basch EM, Birnbaum SL, et al, eds. The MGH Primer of Outpatient Medicine. 2002; 209.

    6. Felsenstein D, Kehoe L, Bender M. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Basch EM, Birnbaum SL, et al, eds. The MGH Primer of Outpatient Medicine. 2002; 96.

    7. Mackool B, Kehoe L, Baranwal S. Skin Cancers. Basch EM, Birnbaum SL, et al, eds. The MGH Primer of Outpatient Medicine. 2002; 272.

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