The Carnegie Hill Institute

For over 40 years, Carnegie Hill Institute has provided innovative and effective treatment specializing in Opiate Addiction Medicine with the aid of Medication Assisted Treatment. Our Director, Harvey D. Karkus, M.D., Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, is one of the very first providers of Methadone Maintenance and since then has acquired over 40 years of experience in addiction medicine and treatment. Carnegie Hill staff provide services in both English and Spanish, for an array of chemical dependencies. Our chemical dependency outpatient clinic (located in the upper portion of the building), offers a multitude of group counseling sessions from Relapse Prevention to Life in Recovery, as well as varying intensities of individual counseling tailored to the needs of each individual patient. Our opioid Addiction clinic, located in the downstairs portion of the clinic, offers individual counseling and Medication Assisted Therapy under the supervision and guidance of our experienced and caring clinicians.

Situated in a beautiful Brownstone, Carnegie Hill Institute is dedicated to offering a uniquely discreet experience for it's patients. Carnegie Hill staff create a judgment free atmosphere where patient needs are always priority. Our staff of clinicians base our success on our patients' long-term good health and believe in personalized care based on your physical and mental health concerns.

Our Medical Team

Harvey D. Karkus


Psychiatrist and Medical Director

Ella Leers


Rita Williams

F.N.P / RN

Irina Barahman


Internal Medicine

Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Supervisor



Carnegie Hill Institute

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