Addiction Medicine Fellowship


The Addiction Medicine Fellowship at the University of Washington is a one-year program, accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), that strives to produce a diverse group of compassionate physicians who will provide evidence-based patient care in the field of Addiction Medicine and to create a comprehensive learning environment that will prepare trainees for a variety of experiences in Addiction Medicine.

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to establish and support a new cadre of addiction medicine doctors who provide compassionate, patient-centered, and effective treatment for individuals with substance use disorders.

Our vision is to reduce mortality and morbidity from substance use disorders throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond while also eliminating the stigmatization of individuals with addiction. Our program focus is to educate physicians broadly on the skills, knowledge, and attitudes essential to the integration of addiction treatment into primary care practice and addiction treatment continuity during transitions of care from the inpatient to outpatient setting.


We are no longer accepting applications for 202425. Applications for the 2025-26 year will open July 2024.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Our fellowship aims to train physicians from all backgrounds and experiences, fostering the collaboration of diverse ideas and perspectives. Through inclusive professional development, policy, and practice, we encourage trainees to address and work toward reducing bias in the healthcare system while committing to equitable care for a diverse patient population.


Joe Merrill

Program Director

Joseph O. Merrill, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Medicine
Penny LeGate and Craig Tall Term Professor in Addiction Medicine 

Judith Tsui

Associate Program Director, Research and Scholarship

Judith Tsui, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, UW Medical Student Addiction Research Program

Jared Klein

Associate Program Director, Evaluation and Curriculum

Jared Klein, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Pioneer Square Clinic, Harborview Medical Center


Ari Miles


Mailing Address
401 Broadway
Box 359780 PSB
Seattle, WA 98104

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