The UC Davis Addiction Medicine Fellowship is an interdisciplinary fellowship providing comprehensive training in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of substance use disorders, as well as their acute and chronic co-morbid complications. The demand for clinician leaders in this field of is both growing and urgent. This fellowship prepares physicians to meet the needs of people who use substances, to provide evidence-based care for substance use disorders, and ultimately to become board certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM). Supervision is provided by interdisciplinary faculty in the Departments of Emergency Medicine (Divisions of Addiction Medicine and Medical Toxicology), Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, and Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.


Fellows perform clinical duties on our inpatient addiction consult service (Substance Use Intervention Team) at UC Davis, outpatient partner clinics (i.e. Core, Transitions), the Sacramento VA, and inpatient detox and rehabilitation facilities. Fellows take part in regular didactics and journal clubs and participate in scholarly activities including clinical and didactic teaching, and research or quality improvement activities.

Fellowship director 

Daniel Colby, M.D.

Current and previous fellows

Elizabeth Johnson, M.D. 2021-22
Daniel Hernandez, M.D. 2022-23

How to apply and deadline

To apply, please contact the Fellowship Director, Dr. Colby, for further details including program applications and deadlines. We take applications via ERAS and are participating in the NRMP Medicine and Pediatric Subspecialties Match. Applications should include a letter of interest and intent, two letters of recommendation (including one from the applicant’s program director if currently in residency) and an updated curriculum vitae.

Candidate requirements and eligibility

Interested applicants must complete an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) – approved residency program in either Family, Internal or Emergency Medicine prior to beginning the training program. Successful applicants must be board certified or board eligible in Family, Internal or Emergency Medicine when they begin the fellowship.

Current projects

Our program is currently developing our own Drug Medi-Cal Bridge Clinic, as well as a Methamphetamine-associated Cardiomyopathy Co-Management clinic with Cardiology.