Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

The goal of the addiction psychiatry program is to train psychiatrists skilled in the recognition, assessment, and treatment of persons with substance use disorders whether alone or in combination with other psychiatric and medical disorders. Graduating fellows will be trained for future leadership roles as practitioners and educators in the field of addiction psychiatry. Exceptional skill development in performing diagnostic evaluations, providing somatic, cognitive and behavioral therapies, understanding and critical analyzing the literature is promoted. The fellowship is a 12 month ACGME accredited program at the PGY-5 level. An additional year may be available for the fellow with specific interests such as research and other scholarly activities.


University of Minnesota Medical Center

employee shuttle at VCRC stop

The main teaching facility is at University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC) on both the west bank Riverside Campus and at the main hospital on the east bank campus. There is a shuttle that runs about every 15 minutes between the campuses, making it quick and easy to get around.

Veterans Affairs Health Care System

VA entrance

Our main affiliate site is at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, a short drive from the University site.

Program Director


Heather Swanson, M.D.
Director of Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship


Jay Stephenson
Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Coordinator

Main Hospital Numbers

University of Minnesota, Department of Psychiatry 
2312 S. 6th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55454   


Veterans Affairs Medical Center
1 Veterans Dr.
Minneapolis, MN 55417