Honora L. Englander, MD

Honora Endlander, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Community & Clinical Integration
Medicine Teaching Service


MD: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, 2003
BA: Williams College, Biology (Magna Cum Laude), Williamstown, MA, 1998


Residency: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2006
Internship: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2004

Clinical & Research Interests:

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

Dr Englander is the Principle 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.

Representative Publications:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Arbaje AI, Kansagara D, Englander H, Salanitro A, Kripalani S, Jencks S, Lindquist L. Regardless of Age: Incorporating Principles from Geriatric Medicine to Improve Care Transitions for Patients with Complex Needs, JGIM, 2014 Jun;29(6):932-9.
  8. 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. 
  9. 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, DOI: 10.1002/jhm.1926
  10. Kansagara, D, Englander, H, Salanitro, A, Kagen, D, Theobald, C, Freeman, M, Kripalani, S.. Risk Prediction Models for Hospital Readmission, A Systematic Review. JAMA. 2011;306(15):1688-1698

Honors & Awards:

  • 2017 We are CODA Award
  • 2017 NW Regional SGIM Advocacy Award
  • 2015 Portland Business Journal "Top Forty Under 40"
  • 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

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