Dr. Wartenberg received his BA at New York University and his MD at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed a Rotating Internship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a Residency in Internal Medicine at Milwaukee County Medical Center. After 2 years in private practice, he returned to a Faculty Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin as a Career Teacher in Alcohol and Substance Abuse. He was the Medical Director of the Addiction Recovery Program at Faulkner Hospital in Boston for 14 years, and was the Corporate Medical Director of Discovery House, a group of outpatient opioid treatment programs, for ten years.
He recently retired from the private practice of Addiction Medicine at the Meadows Edge Recovery Center in Rhode Island, and also retired as a consulting physician in the DVA Providence Medical Center Opioid Treatment Program. He has published widely in many areas of substance abuse, including treatment of the elderly, opioid and alcohol detoxification and medical complications of addiction. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and is an Affiliated Faculty Member at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University in Providence.