John J. Schermerhorn, MD – Medical Director

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John J. Schermerhorn, MD
Medical Director

Dr. Schermerhorn believes in the program as the safest solution for patients seeking opiate replacement therapy. “There are definitive studies out now that show Buprenorphine (Suboxone) is better than Methadone and is recommended over Methadone by the NIH.”

Professional Journey:
Operating room technician, Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ, 1963-1968 Assistant Professor in Anesthesia SUNY at Upstate Medical Center, 1975-1977 Staff Anesthesiologist at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, 1977-1999, retired

Professional certifications & associations:
Board Certified in Addiction Medicine


  • B.A. in Biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ
  • M.D. from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • NYC Residency in Anesthesia at Upstate Medical Center
  • Fellowship in Anesthesia at University of Pennsylvania and Upstate Medical Center


When not with my patients, I enjoy… golf, theater, model ship building, fishing, camping, and skiing, and singing with the choral Group Voices of Distinction.