Division Head, Toxicology and Addiction Medicine
Cooper University Health Care
Rachel Haroz MD FAACT is Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and Division Head of Toxicology and Addiction Medicine. She is board certified in Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology and Addiction Medicine, obtaining her BA in Biology from Brandeis University, her MD from Tufts University and completed a residency in Emergency Medicine and fellowship in Medical Toxicology. She has spent the last 20 years working in inner city emergency departments, mostly in the Camden area. She helped build and now staffs the Outreach Clinic at the Urban Health Institute at Cooper University Hospital in Camden New Jersey, an addiction medicine specialty clinic dedicated to treating patients with substance use disorders and helped build an integrated clinic for patients with HIV and substance use disorders. In 2016 she helped create and implement BupeFirst ED, an initiative to prescribe buprenorphine from the Emergency Department and bridge patients to treatment to various community partners and in 2019 helped launch BupeFirst EMS, an innovative program aimed at initiating buprenorphine via paramedics in the field. She is also heavily involved in education as well as various NJ state initiatives to better serve patients struggling with substance use disorders.