Community Rounds
September 30, 2020

Suicide and Substance Use Disorders

Dr. Sanchit Maruti, MD, MS

Our speaker is Sanchit Maruti, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, Burlington, VT. Substance use disorders (SUDs) contribute to an increased risk of dying by suicide. Approximately 40% of patients seeking treatment for SUDs report a history of suicide attempts. This presentation describes the risk factors, screening methods, and key elements of safety planning for patients with suicidal ideation. It also explores rural implications for patients with SUDs and suicidal ideation.


Sanchit Maruti

Dr. Sanchit Maruti, MD, MS

Dr. Maruti is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the UVM College of Medicine. He is an Attending Inpatient Psychiatrist and is the Medical Director of the Inpatient Psychiatry Service and the Addiction Treatment Program at the UVM Medical Center. Dr. Maruti is the national course director of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) Addictions and their Treatment Course and serves on the Board of Directors of the AAAP. Dr. Maruti is Fellowship trained in Addiction Psychiatry from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and has research expertise in risk assessment, quality improvement, and outcomes measurement. Prior to attending medical school, he worked in a variety of research and development positions in biotech and health care consulting for almost a decade.