NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RubiconMD, the market leader for virtual specialty eConsults announced today that Ludwing Salamanca, MD, PhD will be joining the organization as their first-ever Behavioral Health Medical Director. He will be a key addition to RubiconMD’s team and will help to evolve BHcare, the recently launched virtual collaborative care solution. Adding a Medical Director to the BHcare team further cements the evolving role of RubiconMD as a market leader, not only in eConsults but in virtual speciality care.
About Ludwing Salamanca, MD, PhD
Dr. Salamanca is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. He completed his psychiatry residency at Mount Sinai Morningside-West in New York City, a fellowship in public psychiatry at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, holds a PhD in public health and has conducted research on the epidemiology of substance use disorders in the United States. Dr. Salamanca has presented his research and lectured on behavioral topics nationally and internationally. He has been a consultant for the RubiconMD platform for the last three years and leads quarterly behavioral health care CME webinars.
Dr. Salamanca’s first day will be Wednesday, May 11, 2022. His immediate focus will be on clinical supervision and oversight of high quality psychiatrists on the RubiconMD panel. He will develop a long-term strategy to continually grow the behavioral health team, recruiting top psychiatrists from around the US. Dr. Salamanca will help to ensure clinical quality standards and outcomes at scale along with a behavioral health clinical education program for clients and customers.
“It has been amazing to witness the transformation that RubiconMD has made from eConsults to supporting longitudinal behavioral health through collaborative care. I’ve implemented this model myself while using the platform and it has been very rewarding to provide recommendations, train and support care managers and PCPs to build their capacity, and positively impact the lives of patients. I’m thrilled to be the Medical Director of BHCare as we grow and expand our reach and impact.”
He will also serve as the lead for clinical education for behavioral health care managers and primary care clinicians, hosting regular trainings and CME sessions. His previous CME webinars for primary care clinicians on behavioral health topics are always highly attended and receive excellent reviews from clinicians.
View recent Behavioral Health Care CME webinars, led by Dr. Salamanca:
Psychopharmalogical Management of Depression in Primary Care
Management of Substance Use Disorders in Primary Care
Management of Personality Disorders in Primary Care
RubiconMD is leading the mission to democratize medical expertise through its virtual-first specialty care solutions. The RubiconMD eConsult+ and BHcare platforms remove barriers to specialty expertise by rapidly connecting primary care clinicians to top specialists. These solutions empower clinicians to deliver higher-quality care plans, informed by board-certified experts, in a timely manner. RubiconMD eliminates unnecessary referrals and services, reduces patient wait times and travel burdens, and allows primary care to practice at the top of their license. With RubiconMD clinical teams can streamline their workflows, lower the cost of care, and deliver a better patient experience. For more information, please visit www.rubiconmd.com, or follow us RubiconMD on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter.