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2023–2024 fellows

Brandon GoldenDr. Brandon Golden

Brandon Golden has been a lifelong east coaster prior to coming to Seattle. He attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and completed Emergency Medicine residency at WellSpan York Hospital in Pennsylvania. While in residency he worked on improving access to medications for opioid use disorder in the Emergency Department and on harm-reduction education. His clinical interests include harm reduction, improving transitions of care for those with drug use, and inpatient addiction care. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife, travel, outdoor activities, and cooking.

Danny LeeDr. Danny Lee

Danny Lee graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia, and then completed his Family Medicine residency at Harbor–UCLA in Torrance, California. During his time in medical school and residency, he devoted a great deal of time to advocating for physician wellness and to destigmatizing mental health support among medical professionals. His professional interests include providing holistic, harm-reduction oriented care for the urban underserved, advocating for better services for patients struggling with substance use, and reducing stigma around patients who struggle with substance use and mental illness. In his free time, he likes to hike, swim, explore new places to eat, and sing karaoke.

Ngoc Khuyen TranDr. Ngoc Khuyen Tran

Ngoc Khuyen Tran attended the American University of the Caribbean for medical school and completed Internal Medicine residency at the University of Nevada–Reno. Her interest in addiction medicine stems from time working at a shelter with women with substance use disorders. Her clinical interests include integrating primary care with addiction care and providing primary care in nontraditional settings. Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time outdoors, dabbling in edible gardening, and eating as much street food as possible.

2022–2023 Fellows

Headshot of Claire SimonDr. Claire Simon

Claire Simon (she/her) was born and raised in Seattle. She attended undergrad and medical school at the University of Washington and completed her family medicine residency at the University of Washington through Harborview Family Medicine Clinic. Her clinical interests include improving access to addiction medicine services for people who are pregnant or parenting as well as reproductive justice including abortion care. She is also passionate about teaching, mentorship, and clinical research. Outside of medicine, she enjoys exercising and spending time with her family and dog Hugo.

Post-fellowship job: T32 Research Fellowship at UW & Practicing primary care and addiction medicine at the Family Medicine Clinic at Harborview Medical Center 

Headshot of Callan FockeleDr. Callan Fockele

Callan Fockele attended medical school at the UC Berkeley/UC San Francisco Joint Medical Program and completed an Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Washington. She most recently served as a population health research fellow in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the UW, during which she worked on improving the distribution of take-home naloxone and safer use kits, developing emergency medical service protocols after opioid overdose, and creating a countywide ED-initiated buprenorphine pathway. She is interested in community-engaged research, harm reduction, and transitions of care for people who use drugs.

Post-fellowship job: Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine & Division of General Internal Medicine University of Washington. Emergency medicine, addiction medicine consultation, and research. 

Headshot of Amy LiuDr. Amy Liu

Amy Liu attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, and then completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. After residency, she joined Swedish Medical Center in Seattle as a hospitalist. Her professional interests include improving the care of vulnerable and underserved patients, particularly in the hospitalized setting, integrating harm-reduction strategies to improve the care of patients with substance use disorder, and improving transitions of care for such patients. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, including foraging, climbing, running, and hiking around the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Post-fellowship job: Hospitalist at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett  

2021–2022 Fellows

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Dr. Mary Davies

Mary Davies completed medical school at Columbia University in New York City. She was privileged to spend four years with the Columbia University Harm Reduction Clinic, which offers clinical care in conjunction with a local harm reduction organization. She moved to Seattle to join the UW Internal Medicine Residency, with a focus on primary care. Her professional interests center around providing interdisciplinary, harm-reduction-oriented care outside of traditional clinic structures. In her off time, she feels lucky to hike, climb, bike, and paddle through this beautiful part of the world, alongside her partner and elderly cat.

Post-fellowship job: Primary care at Yakima Valley Farm Worker’s Clinic, a federally qualified health center

Headshot of Jesse DavisDr. Jesse Davis

Jesse Davis is a graduate of American University of Integrative Sciences School of Medicine and Creighton University Internal Medicine Residency. Before starting his residency he spent a year working as an overdose prevention worker at one of the few safe injection sites in North America. There, he saw firsthand the complexity of substance use disorder and the overwhelming benefit of harm reduction models. In residency, he became focused on the treatment of an extensive range of medical conditions associated with substance use disorders. His clinical interests include evidence-based treatments for opioid and alcohol use disorder in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. He is a strong advocate for the elimination of the perceived stigma surrounding substance use disorder. Away from work, he attempts to keep up with his young daughter and enjoys spending time with his wife and friends.

Post-fellowship job: Medical Director for the Lummi CARE Opioid Treatment Program 

Headshot of Inderbir GohalwarDr. Inderbir Gohalwar

Inderbir Gohalwar grew up in Amritsar, Punjab, India, and moved to Vancouver, Canada with his family as a teenager. He attended medical school at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana, Punjab, India and completed an Internal Medicine Residency at NYU Langone Brooklyn. Dr. Gohalwar chose to go into Addiction Medicine because he enjoys working with underserved and vulnerable populations, and finds the complexity of care for patients with substance use disorders fulfilling. In his free time, he likes outdoor activities and enjoys sunsets.

Post-fellowship job: Acting Instructor, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Washington. Primary care, addiction medicine consultation, inpatient Harborview Addiction Consult Service.  

Headshot of Samuel MannarinoDr. Samuel Mannarino

Samuel Mannarino graduated from medical school in New Orleans and completed residency in internal medicine in San Francisco. In caring for patients throughout residency, he recognized how prevalent and under treated substance use disorders are in the hospital. He learned the transformational impact that comprehensive addiction medicine can have on the treating patients who use substances. His clinical interests include introducing addiction medicine in the hospital and transitions of care. 

2020–2021 Fellows

Adel MazanderaniDr. Adel Mazanderani

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 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.

Post-fellowship job: Primary care, SUD/chronic pain consultation at Kaiser Permanente Temecula, CA

Bryce ParentDr. Bryce Parent

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. Outside of work some of his interests include bicycling, backpacking, kayaking, and mindfulness. 

Post-fellowship job: Chief Medical Officer, Didgwalic Wellness Center in Anacortes, WA. Didgwalic is an opioid treatment program owned and run by the Swinomish Tribe. 

Elisabeth PoormanDr. Elisabeth Poorman

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

Post-fellowship job: Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago; Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine and Addictions; Assistant Program Director, Addiction Medicine Fellowship; Director of the Addiction Consult Service at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.