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2019-2020 Addiction Medicine Fellow

2019-2020 Addiction Medicine Fellow

David Crabtree, MD

What are you doing for work now? Currently working for Kaiser, outpatient addiction medicine, seeing a wide range of substance use disorders but mostly alcohol and opioids.

Why did you decide to do an ADM fellowship? I wanted to be trained to evaluate and treat patients with addiction.

How did your ADM fellowship prepare you for your current work? I feel fully prepared and able to do my job.

How was the fellowship helpful in meeting your goals? I particularly liked having experienced attendings and enjoyed soaking up as much as I could from them.

Who have you been able to help or influence with your ADM knowledge? Patients of course, but also other providers and the Kaiser system as a whole.

What did you learn that you never realized you didn't know? The serious inadequacy of addiction education in medical training at all levels.

What makes the ADM field special for you? I feel pretty strongly that addiction medicine is really MY specialty and hope to use it to have the most satisfying and rewarding career, but also to use my education and training to help patients.

What else are you doing? I've started having family med residents in my clinic.

2019-2020 Addiction Medicine Fellow

2019-2020 Addiction Medicine Fellow

Kyle Moore, DO

I am currently working at St. Peter’s Health in Helena, Montana. I split my time between outpatient family medicine and addiction medicine. As the director of addiction medicine, I have administrative and clinical duties related to establishing addiction care in our community.

My fellowship year in addiction medicine at the University of Utah gave me the exposure, the skills, and the confidence that I need to fulfill my goals of increasing access to addiction medicine, improving treatment outcomes, and successful collaboration of addiction medicine with multiple specialties.

I gained skills I didn’t know I was missing. I considered the technique of motivational interviewing to be one of my strengths. However, with some specific conferences, workshops, training, and the examples of faculty members such as Dr. Travis Lajoie, my understanding and application resulted in patient improvement. I developed because I had ample opportunities and fantastic coaching.

Furthermore, I didn’t get the opportunity to manage complicated detox outside of alcohol in residency. In fellowship, I managed withdrawal from stimulants, opioids, benzodiazepines, kratom, and complex alcohol withdrawal.

Being a fellowshipped trained addiction specialist has already provided many opportunities to collaborate with others and clarify misconceptions about addiction. I love caring for individuals with addiction because it influences so many other lives. Addiction is the underlying problem of so many other chronic disease states. I feel like I make a true difference.

2017-2018 Addiction Medicine Fellow

2017-2018 Addiction Medicine Fellow

Ana Holtey, DO


2017-2018 Addiction Psychiatry Fellow

2017-2018 Addiction Psychiatry Fellow

Keerthi Vejerla, MBBS

2015-2016 Addiction Psychiatry Fellow

2015-2016 Addiction Psychiatry Fellow

John Mahan, MD

Dr. John Mahan, MD is a board certified psychiatrist in Medford, Oregon. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in Oregon and Utah. His specialties include treating post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol-related disorders, opioid-related disorders, substance-related and addictive disorders, bipolar disorders, depressive disorders, and suboxone therapy.

Residency: University of Utah

Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

2014-2015  Addiction Psychiatry Fellow

2014-2015 Addiction Psychiatry Fellow

Ryan Hardman, MD

Dr. Hardman is currently practicing psychiatry as a staff psychiatrist for the Salt Lake City VA Health System.

Residency: University of Utah

Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

2012-2013  Addiction Psychiatry Fellow

2012-2013 Addiction Psychiatry Fellow

Misoo Abele, MD

Dr. Abele is currently practicing outpatient psychiatry as a staff psychiatrist for the Portland VA Health System in Bend, Oregon.

Residency: University of Texas Southwestern

Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern

2011-2012  Addiction Psychiatry Fellow

2011-2012 Addiction Psychiatry Fellow

Katherine Carlson, MD, MS

Dr. Carlson is an Addiction Psychiatrist and currently the Medical Director at Project Reality Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention Services in Salt Lake City, Utah. She oversees the medical management of a large population of patients with complex addiction and psychosocial conditions; provides consultations to therapists, obstetricians, and primary care physicians; admits patients into treatment with methadone or buprenorphine; and helps design policies and procedures that integrate primary care into addiction treatment planning.

Residency: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Why Utah? "What I liked during the fellowship was the patients, the work, the opportunity to be useful and develop needed skills. I loved working with Dr. Duy Pham, Dr. Michelle Bauer, Dr. Elizabeth Howell, and the the therapists at Recovery Works."