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Honora L. Englander M.D., F.A.C.P.

    • Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine School of Medicine
    • Medical Director, Community & Clinical Integration

Care Transitions Innovation (C-TRAIN):
Co-Principal Investigator and Director

C-TraIn is a nationally recognized, multicomponent transitional care improvement program that was started for socioeconomically vulnerable adults at OHSU. C-TraIn includes 1) transitional nursing, social work, and pharmacy care; 2) enhanced linkages to primary care medical homes; and, 3) explicit efforts to better integrate care regional systems across hospital and community settings.

Dr Englander co-founded C-TraIn at OHSU, and led expansion to three hospitals in the Legacy Health through funding from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).

Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT):
Principal Investigator and Director

Dr Englander is the Principal Investigator of a study aimed at understanding substance use needs among hospitalized adults at OHSU, and she is the Director of the Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT). IMPACT includes an interprofessional inpatient addiction consult service with linkages to community addiction care for medically complex patients with substance use disorders.  IMPACT started in July, 2015 and has funding support through OHSU and CareOregon.

Learn more about Dr. Englander's work through this representative news coverage:

--OHSU News regarding new publications and IMPACT

--ACP Internist regarding new publications and IMPACT

--OHSU News, Continuing the Fight for Affordable Health Care

--Doctors Speak Out Against the Better Care Reconciliation Act

--Portland Observer, On the Front Lines: Peer-recovery Counselors Battle Opioid Epidemic

--Portland Business Journal, OHSU Study Makes Business Case for In-hospital Opioid Intervention

--OHSU News, New Study Outlines Financial Incentive for In-hospital Opioid Intervention Program

--OHSU News, Taking on the Opioid Epidemic in Oregon

--ACP Hospitalist, Take the C-TraIn

Areas of interest

  • Addiction medicine
  • Care transitions


  • B.A., Williams College, Williamstown Massachusetts 1998
  • M.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester Massachusetts 2003
  • Internship:

    • Oregon Health & Science University, 2004
  • Residency:

    • Oregon Health & Science Univeristy, 2006
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Internal Medicine, 2006

Honors and awards

  • 2017 We are CODA Award
  • 2017 NW Regional SGIM Advocacy Award
  • 2015 Portland Business Journal
  • 2015 Leonard Tow Humanism Award, OHSU School of Medicine
  • 2014 Oregon ACP Early Career Physician Award
  • 2012 ACP Hospitalist Top Hospitalist 2012
  • Marion L Krippaehne, MD, Humanism Award, OHSU Internal Medicine Residency Program, multiple years
  • 2010 J. David Bristow Award, OHSU School of Medicine

Memberships and associations

  • Society of General Internal Medicine, American College of Physicians


  • Englander H, Wilson T, Collins D, Phoutrides E, Weimer M, Korthuis PT, Calcagni J, Nicolaidis C. Lessons learned from the implementation of a medically enhanced residential treatment (MERT) model integrating intravenous antibiotics and residential addiction treatment. Subst Abus. 2018 Mar 29:1-25.

  • Englander H, Collins D, Perry SP, Rabinowitz M, Phoutrides E, Nicolaidis C. "We've Learned It's a Medical Illness, Not a Moral Choice": Qualitative Study of the Effects of a Multicomponent Addiction Intervention on Hospital Providers' Attitudes and Experiences. J Hosp Med. 2018 Apr 25.

  • Englander H, Weimer M, Solotaroff R, Nicolaidis C, Chan B, Velez C, Noice A, Hartnett T, Blackburn E, Barnes P, Korthuis PT. Planning and Designing the Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT) for Hospitalized Adults with Substance Use Disorder. J Hosp Med. 2017 May;12(5):339-342.

  • Velez CM, Nicolaidis C, Korthuis PT, Englander H. "It's been an Experience, a Life Learning Experience"; A Qualitative Study of Hospitalized Patients with Substance Use Disorder. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Mar;32(3):221-30

  • Kansagara D, Chiovaro JC, Kagen D, Jencks S, Rhyne K, O'Neil M, Kondo K, Relevo R, Motu'apuaka M, Freeman M, Englander H. So Many Options, Where Do We Start? An Overview of the Care Transitions Literature. J Hosp Med. 2016 Mar;11(3):221-30.

  • Kansagara D, Chiovaro JC, Kagen D, Jencks S, Rhyne K, O'Neil M, Kondo K, Relevo R, Motu'apuaka M, Freeman M, Englander H. Transitions of Care from Hospital to Home: An Overview of Systematic Reviews and Recommendations for Improving Transitional Care in the Veterans Heath Administration. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2015 Jan.

  • Chan B, Englander H, Kent K, Desai S, Obley A, Harmon D, Kansagara D. Transitioning Toward Competency: A Resident-Faculty Collaborative Approach to Developing a Transitions of Care EPA in an Internal Medicine Residency Program. J Graf Med Educ. 2014 Dec;6(4):760-4.

  • Englander H, Michaels M, Chan B, Kansagara D. The Care Transitions Innovation (C-TraIn) for Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Adults: Results of a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2014;29(11):1460-7.

  • Davis, M, Devoe, M, Kansagara, D, Nicolaidis, C, Englander, H.  "Did I Do as Best as the System Would Let Me?" Healthcare Professional Views on Hospital to Home Care Transitions. Journal of General Internal Medicine, Journal of General Internal Medicine. 27(12):1649-56, 2012 Dec. 

  • Englander, H, Kansagara, D. Planning and Designing the Care Transitions Innovation (C-TraIn) for Uninsured and Medicaid Patients, Journal of Hospital Medicine, 12 Mar 2012.

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