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.


Annette Muller-Schwarze, MD

Psychiatrist and Addiction Medicine Physician

Dr. Muller-Schwarze is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and is a board certified psychiatrist. She studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, was a Howard Hughes scholar and completed her psychiatry residency at Yale University School of Medicine. She earned the addiction medicine certification through clinical experience in Hartford, CT and New Canaan, CT, and has worked at Hartford HealthCare since 2013.

Dr. Muller-Schwarze sees patients in the detox unit, residential unit and outpatient programs at Rushford’s Middletown location. Additionally, she is fluent in Spanish and sees patients in the Latino IOP and outpatient programs at Rushford’s Meriden location.