Gail M. Basch, M.D.

Rush University

Gail M. Basch, M.D. Alumni (2012 - 2014)


Gail Basch, M.D. serves as Director of the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program for the Department of Psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center. A practicing clinician and certified member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), Dr. Basch is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Rush Medical College.

Dr. Basch received her medical degree from Chicago Medical School in 1988 after completing her undergraduate studies at Loyola University Chicago.

Her emphases and contributions include: Addiction Medicine, Substance Use Disorders, Mood Disorders, Physician Health and Impairment, and bench to beside translation in these areas.

Dr. Basch’s recent appointments include Director of the Rush Professional Advocacy Committee and Wellness Liaison Advisor. She is also in the Addiction Medicine Vertical Integration Group to improve substance-use curricula. Dr. Basch maintains an active member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the Coalition on Physician Education.

Dr. Basch is currently principle investigator on a Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment SAMHSHA grant, and recently presented on the science of addiction and served as a panelist at the 2016 National Association of Community Health Center Chicago Expo. She has given Grand Rounds presentations on Alcohol Use Disorders, Substance Use Disorders, Substance Use Disorders in the Older Adult, College Drinking, SBIRT, and Hallucinogens. The Alcohol Medical Scholars Program website provides her College Drinking presentation for teaching and reference.

Dr. Basch has served as a consultant for the Robert Crowne Center’s Heroin Prevention Project and has provided volunteer psychiatric care for Chicago’s Community Health Clinic. She has completed six Global initiative trips to Haiti with Medical Wings International.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Department of Psychiatry, Westgate Medical Bldg.
Rush University Medical Center
1645 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60612


(312) 563-6637


(312) 942-4224


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