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 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. 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.

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
    Fellowship Program Director
  • Jessica Gregg, MD, PhD*
    Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
    Associate Fellowship Program Director
  • Rachel Solotaroff, MD*
    Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
    Medical Director, Central City Concern
  • 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
  • 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 August of each year for the Addiction Medicine Fellowship. Please contact the Program Coordinator to express interest and obtain the application form.

The following are required from each applicant:

  • One signed copy of the application form (may be returned by email, with original mailed)
  • Current CV (may be returned by email, with original mailed)
  • Personal statement (one-page) of career goals, specific areas of interest, an explanation of why this training is being pursued (may be returned by email, with original mailed)
  • Three original Letters of Recommendation from physicians or medical scientists having particular knowledge of the applicant's ability or performance

Letters of verifications of the following must come directly from the source to the program:

  • Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE) from the Dean of your Medical School, including dates
  • Letters of verification from the Program Director(s) of prior residency training, including dates, location, and verification of completion (to be obtained by the program)
  • Verifications of any previous staff positions (to be obtained by the program)

All official academic transcripts, Dean's letters, licensure certification, and test score documents must be original documents received in sealed envelopes directly from academic institutions or accreditation bureaus. Copies will not be accepted.

Graduates of international medical schools who are applying for medical internships, residencies, or fellowships must have a valid certificate from the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Applicants who are not U.S.citizens must be legally able to work in the U.S. or eligible to obtain authorization to work

 

Contact Information

Fellowship Director

Jon Garcia Program Coordinator