Dr. Korthuis is a general internist, addiction medicine specialist, and clinician scientist. He began his clinical career treating patients living with HIV and has practiced addiction medicine since 2004. He serves as Head of the Section of Addiction Medicine at OHSU.
His research focuses on integration of addiction treatment and prevention in diverse health care settings. He serves as Co-Principal Investigator of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Western States Node that tests new treatment strategies for opioid, methamphetamine, and cocaine use disorders (UG1DA015815). He has served as Principal Investigator for multiple NIH-funded research studies including the CTN-0067 trial of extended-release naltrexone in North American HIV clinics , the BRAVO implementation trial of buprenorphine for OUD in Vietnam HIV clinics, the Oregon HOPE peer engagement intervention to decrease overdose in rural Oregon, and the PROUD-R2 peer intervention to improve retention of people who use drugs in clinical trials in rural America.
Honors include the 2008 Lawrence S. Linn Award for research that improves the lives of people living with HIV, a 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar award to study integration of HIV and addiction care in Vietnam, and a 2022 Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to study the intersection of harm reduction and substance use disorder treatment in Barcelona, Spain. A complete list of Dr. Korthuis' publications is available in MyBibliography.
Education and training
- B.S., 1986, Azusa Pacific University
- M.D., 1991, University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School
- M.P.H., 2002, University of California Los Angeles
- Naval Medical Center San Diego, 1991-1992
- Yale University School of Medicine, 1996-1998
- Yale University School of Medicine, 1998-1999
- West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Ambulatory Care, 2000-2002
- American Board of Preventive Medicine, Addiction Medicine Subspecialty, 2019-current
- American Board of Addiction Medicine, 2010-current
- American Board of Internal Medicine, 1998-current
Memberships and associations:
- Society of General Internal Medicine
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