Meet the Faculty

Vincent McClain, MD

ACGME Fellowship Program Director

Dr. Vincent McClain is Rushford’s Associate Medical Director for Residential Addiction Services and 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 Gynecology certification. 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

Jonathan Craig Allen, MD, is the medical director at Rushford, chief for the department of psychiatry at MidState Medical Center, and chair of HHC’s opioid management committee and addictions clinical council.

Dr. Allen is also a member of the state advisory board for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, chair of the treatment committee for the alcohol and drug policy council, is on the state medical society’s addiction medicine committee and opioid task force, and is the current president of the Connecticut chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Dr. Allen is currently an associate professor of psychiatry at the Frank Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University and has held faculty appointments at Harvard and Yale medical schools. Currently he trains addiction medicine fellows in Rushford’s ACGME-accredited ADM program, and child and adolescent psychiatry fellows and residents from the Institute of Living.

Dr. Allen lectures and advocates locally and nationally for prevention, screening, early intervention and treatment access for substance use and other psychiatric disorders throughout the lifespan.


Samuel Silverman, MD

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.