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 Andrew J. Saxon, M.D.

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington
Director, Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education (CESATE) VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Director, Addiction Psychiatry Residency Program, University of Washington

Dr. Saxon

Preceding his entry into psychiatry, Dr. Saxon completed an internal medicine internship and worked for 4 years as an emergency room physician.  Subsequent to his general psychiatry residency at the University of Washington, Dr. Saxon has more than a quarter century of experience as a clinical and research addiction psychiatrist.  Dr. Saxon is board certified with added qualifications in addiction psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  Dr. Saxon sits on the editorial boards of the journals, Drug and Alcohol Dependence and General Hospital Psychiatry.

Dr. Saxon’s current research work is supported by the VA, the Department of Defense, the  National Institute on Drug Abuse, and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and involves pharmacotherapies and psychotherapies for alcohol, cocaine, nicotine, and opioid dependence as well work in co-occurrence of substance dependence and posttraumatic stress disorder and on reducing homelessness.

Peer Reviewed Papers

 Richard Ries, M.D.
Dr. Ries

Dr. Richard Ries is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Washington Medical School in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Ries serves as Associate Director of the University of Washington Addiction Psychiatry Residency Program. He is board certified in Psychiatry and certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Society for Addiction Medicine, and in Addiction Psychiatry (1993) by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Ries is Director of Outpatient Psychiatry, Dual Disorder Programs, and the Chemical Dependency Project at Harborview Medical Center. He is director of substance abuse education at the University of Washington Medical School and director of the Division of Addictions for the Department of Psychiatry. He has obtained NIDA sponsored clinical research grants in 1989 and 1997 to evaluate treatment outcome in dual disorders and also helped develop and participate in a NIDA sponsored training videotape (1996) on dual disorders. Dr. Ries was chosen to chair the first official Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP#9-1994) on dual disorders by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and is currently co-chair of the TIP#9 update. In 1999 he became co-editor of the key reference text Principles of Addiction Medicine, published by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Richard Ries CV

 John S. Baer, Ph.D.
Dr. Baer

John S. Baer, Ph.D., is a Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle, and is currently Director of an Interdisciplinary Fellowship in Substance Abuse Treatment at the Center of Excellence for Substance Abuse Treatment and Education at the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System. He is also the Director of Training for the Washington Node within the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Clinical Trials Network at the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington. Dr. Baer received his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oregon in 1986 after a clinical internship in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. Dr. Baer’s research and clinical interests focus on the assessment, prevention, treatment, and relapse of substance use disorders. He has specialized in the study of brief interventions for both prevention and treatment of substance use problems, and has studied adult, young adult, and adolescent populations. Dr. Baer is the author of over 70 academic papers and chapters. He has provided professional training workshops on substance abuse, relapse prevention, early intervention for problem drinking, and motivational interviewing over many years. Dr. Baer has been the recipient of National Institute of Health research grants examining etiology of alcohol problems, brief interventions for homeless adolescents, and most recently for the study of training practitioners and assessing skills in Motivational Interviewing. He serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse.

Peer Reviewed Papers

Yuko Fukuda, M.D.
Dr. Fukuda is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington.  She is board certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine.  Dr. Fukuda’s primary clinical assignment is at the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System’s Addictions Treatment Center where she serves as the psychiatrist for the Co-occurring Disorders and Women’s Addiction teams.  She provides supervision for the addiction fellows, as well as for general psychiatry residents rotating through the ATC.

 Ray Hsiao, M.D.

Dr. Ray C. Hsiao is the Associate Program Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program at University of Washington (UW) and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UW. As one of a handful of psychiatrists nationally who is board-certified in psychiatry with added qualifications in addiction psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry, Dr. Hsiao is often recognized as the regional expert on substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders in adolescents and young adults and was named as a Top Doctor in Seattle in 2013 by Seattle Met Magazine. As the Co-Director of the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program at Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH), Dr. Hsiao oversees the state-certified outpatient chemical dependency treatment program and serves as the site coordinator of the adolescent addiction psychiatry rotation at SCH for both addiction psychiatry fellows and child and adolescent psychiatry residents. His clinical and research interests are assessment and treatment of substance use and co-occurring disorders in adolescents and young adults, cultural psychiatry, public policy related to mental health and substance use disorders, and medical education of medical professionals and allied healthcare providers. Widely recognized for his teaching excellence, Dr. Hsiao has won the Annual Teaching Award given by the UW child and adolescent psychiatry residents three times (2009, 2010, 2013) and received the Outstanding Junior Clinician Teacher Faculty Award given by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in 2013. As a leader of the medical community in Washington State, Dr. Hsiao is actively involved in advocacy and public policy efforts as the current 1st Vice-President of the Washington State Medical Association and a Former President of the Washington State Psychiatric Association. For his contribution to his profession and community, Dr. Hsiao was honored with the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Excellence in Medicine Leadership Award in 2011.

Ray Hsiao CV
Peer Reviewed Papers

Joseph P. Reoux, M.D.
Dr. Reoux Dr. Reoux is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and serves as Medical Director for the Addiction Treatment Center at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System.  He is board certified with added qualifications in addiction psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  Primary clinical responsibilities include management of ambulatory substance withdrawal services and providing psychiatric care during the engagement and intensive outpatient stabilization phases of substance use disorders treatment.  Research interests include the pharmacotherapy of substance withdrawal and relapse prevention, including the use of anticonvulsants, and current involvement in a project examining mental health treatment delivery for patients with substance use disorders who demonstrate high utilization rates for acute care services and limited engagement with mainstream addictions treatment.

Christine Yuodelis-Flores, M.D.
Dr. Yuodelis-Flores Dr. Yuodelis-Flores is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is board certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1992), certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (2002) and in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (2009). Her primary clinical assignment is at Harborview Mental Health and Addiction Services where she provides supervision for residents or fellows in the Women–Focus Addiction Psychiatry Elective and the Co-occurring Disorder Psychiatry Elective. She also consults at the Madison Clinic and provides supervision for psychiatry residents in the HIV-Focus and Hispanic-Focus and supervises the Internal Medicine residents in the Addiction Medicine Elective. Her research interests include Substance-induced Psychiatric Disorders and associated suicidal behavior, and co-occurring disorders in homeless and HIV populations.

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Department Harborview Medical Center UW Medical Center VA Puget Sound Health Care System