Addiction Medicine Fellowship

OHSU - VA Skybridge

The Oregon Health & Science University Addiction Medicine Fellowship offers diverse community-based and academic health center training opportunities in Portland, Oregon, and the surrounding metro area. In addition to inpatient consult rounds at OHSU, fellows gain substantial exposure to community-based training environments including Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation outpatient and residential facilities; Central City Concern, a safety net organization that focuses on homeless and uninsured patients; and CODA, Inc., Oregon’s largest non-profit opioid treatment program.  This fellowship is accredited by the American Board of Addiction Medicine Foundation.

Training Program

Fellows are supervised by faculty trained in internal medicine, family medicine, psychiatry and addiction psychiatry, as well as addiction medicine. The faculty also includes two PhD’s specializing in addiction and health services research. Rotations are primarily longitudinal, with none less than 2 months; the experience in the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Beaverton treatment program provides exposure to the continuum of addiction care for the duration of the fellowship.

Fellows participate in interprofessional teams that include psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and counselors. They also interact with addiction psychiatry fellows and residents in family medicine and internal medicine. Patient populations include pregnant women, people who are homeless, those involved in the criminal justice system, those with HIV, healthcare professionals, and LGBT patients. 

Individual mentoring tailors specific training experiences to a fellow’s particular interests and long term career goals. During the rotation in the Hazelden Springbrook Residential facility, fellows work with patients representing a spectrum of addiction-related health concerns, from those with minimal co-occurring problems to those with end-stage liver disease, as well as those with co-occurring mental health issues. Another rotation engages fellows in an integrated prenatal care model in a methadone maintenance program. 

Among other options, fellows may choose an elective in addiction research with opportunities to participate in the NIDA Clinical Trials Network and other ongoing addiction research studies. The addiction medicine fellowship’s optional second year offers further practicum experience in addiction administration, education, and research. The training prepares fellows to pursue careers in integrating addiction medicine into general health care settings, addiction specialty care settings, academic medicine, or research.

Addiction Medicine Fellowship Faculty

  • Todd Korthuis, MD, MPH*
    Associate Professor, Internal Medicine and Public Health & Preventive Medicine
  • Melissa Weimer, DO, MCR*
    Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Rachel Solotaroff, MD*
    Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Honora Englander, MD, FACP*
    Associate Professor, Hospital Medicine
  • Meg Devoe, MD*
    Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Richard Gil, MD*
    Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Dennis McCarty, PhD
    Professor, Public Health & Preventive Medicine
  • Cynthia Morris, PhD
    Professor, Medical Informatics
  • Joshua Boverman, MD
    Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
  • Amanda Risser, MD*
    Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
  • Nicolas Gideonse, MD*
    Director, Family Medicine Clinic at Richmond
  • Monique Jones, MD
    Addiction Psychiatrist
*Certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine

External Rotation Locations

How to Apply

We begin accepting applications in September of each year for the Addiction Medicine Fellowship.  Please contact the Program Coordinator for more infomation and an application.

Contact Information

Fellowship Director

Program Coordinator 

Phone: 503 418-1944 | Fax: 503 494-8707