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Andrew J. Saxon, MD



This section is for Researchers, Providers, & Helpers

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Andrew J. Saxon, MD


Preceding his entry into psychiatry, Dr. Saxon completed an internal medicine internship and worked for 4 years as an emergency room physician. Subsequent to his general psychiatry residency at the University of Washington, Dr. Saxon has 24 years of experience as a clinical and research addiction psychiatrist.

Dr. Saxon is board certified with added qualifications in addiction psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Saxon serves as one of five National Clinical Experts on office-based treatment of opioid dependence with buprenorphine for the Physician Clinical Support System, a national mentoring network for physicians. Dr. Saxon is also the Medical Director of the SAMHSA funded Physician Clinical Support System for Methadone. He sits on the editorial boards of the journals, Drug and Alcohol Dependence and General Hospital Psychiatry.

Dr. Saxon's current research work involves pharmacotherapies and psychotherapies for alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamine, nicotine, and opioid dependence as well work in co-occurrence of substance dependence and posttraumatic stress disorder.

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