Board Member Bio

Susan Julius, M.D.Susan F. Julius, M.D.

Susan Julius, MD, ABAM, ABFM, AAMRO, is a clinician, speaker, and teacher. She is board certified in Family and Addiction Medicine as well as Physical Therapy, and holds a special degree in urine drug testing analysis. Dr. Julius studied Physical Therapy at Cleveland State University and attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. She trained for two years in General Surgery at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, and completed a Family Practice residency at Ochsner Foundation Hospital in Jefferson, Louisiana. 

Dr. Julius incorporated her background in these areas, her understanding of the biology of addiction, and her personal journey in recovery to treat patients and families with this disease for over ten years. She worked at Choices of Louisiana, a Methadone clinic in La Place, Louisiana, and was Medical Director for the City of New Orleans Homeless Clinic and Townsend Clinic in Lake Charles and Baton Rouge. Currently, she is the Medical Director at Townsend Recovery Center in New Orleans.  

Dr. Julius has been an expert consultant and keynote speaker for American Addiction Centers and was featured on NBC News, Fox News, Baton Rouge Business Report, and New Orleans Happy Hour Podcast. She worked with the New Orleans Re-entry Program, is active in AA, and served on the Local Action Committee for International Doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous. She is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, and the American Association of Medical Review Officers.