2020–2021 Fellows

Adel Mazanderani headshot

Adel Mazanderani is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and St. Peter Family Medicine Residency. He has worked as a primary care provider for 3 years where his interest in caring for patients with substance use disorders became apparent. His clinical interests include chronic pain management and implementing evidence-based treatments for substance use disorders in the primary care setting. In his spare time, he enjoys running and spending time with his family, especially its newest member, his son, who has brought a lot of joy to his life.


Bryce Parent, headshot

Bryce Parent is a graduate of Georgetown School of Medicine and St. Peter Family Medicine Residency. He served the Chehalis Tribe in primary care, served at the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community didgʷálič Wellness Center, and served at HarborCrest in inpatient withdrawal and addiction treatment. He was inspired to practice addiction medicine by patients' own stories of transforming their lives and their relationships with their family and community. He is glad to be learning from the region's leaders in addiction treatment at the University of Washington Addiction Medicine Fellowship. Outside of work some of his interests include bicycling, backpacking, kayaking, and mindfulness. 


Elisabeth Poorman, headshot

Elisabeth Poorman completed medical school at Emory University in Atlanta and residency at Cambridge Health Alliance, where she practiced as a primary care physician before coming to Seattle. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and has worked primarily with underserved populations, including immigrants and those with substance use disorder. In addition to her duties as an internist, she is an accomplished writer and speaker. She has written about substance use, including cannabis, alcohol, and opioids, and the failure of the medical community to address substance use disorders. She has published dozens of widely read articles on how to provide ethical care in a deeply dysfunctional healthcare system. Prior to the fellowship, her academic research focused on the mental health of physicians and the problem of physician suicide. She has spoken at residencies, medical schools, and hospital systems across the country on this topic and the importance of mental health access for physicians and trainees.