Dr. Renner is Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, and Associate Chief of Psychiatry for the VA Boston Healthcare System. He graduated from Yale University and Case University School of Medicine. Since 1979 he has been working at the Boston VA where he currently directs their outpatient addiction treatment program. In addition, he is Associate Director of the Boston University Medical Center General Psychiatry Residency Program and Director of their Addiction Psychiatry Residency. Dr. Renner has written and lectured extensively on the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction. He is the immediate past-President of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, and Vice-Chair of the American Psychiatric Association Council on Addiction Psychiatry. In 2010, Dr. Renner co-edited the Handbook of Office-Based Buprenorphine Treatment for the American Psychiatric Press, Inc. He is a member of the Data Safety Monitoring Board for the Clinical Trials Network of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a member of the Clinical Advisory Committee of the Physician Health Service of the Massachusetts Medical Society, a Consultant to the Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a member of the faculty of the Harvard Medical School Division on Addictions. He is also former medical director of the SAMHSA funded Physicians Clinical Support System-Buprenorphine.