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Integrated Opioid and Addiction Care ECHO Team

Hennepin Healthcare

contact photo only gavin bart mdGavin Bart, MD, PhD
Hennepin Healthcare Addiction Medicine Physician
Project ECHO Lead

Dr. Gavin Bart is Director of the Division of Addiction Medicine at Hennepin Healthcare and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He received his MD from the University of Minnesota and trained in internal medicine at Hennepin Healthcare. His PhD is in experimental and clinical pharmacology, also from the University of Minnesota. He trained in addiction medicine at The Rockefeller University where he continued as Director of Clinical Research until moving to Minnesota. His areas of expertise include clinical pharmacology and the pharmacological management of opioid dependence. His current research areas include the population pharmacokinetics of methadone, genetic influences of methadone pharmacology and treatment outcome, and he is co-PI of the newly funded NorthStar Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network and provides ongoing international technical assistance to the PEPFAR/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s capacity-building efforts in Vietnam.

contact photo only brian grahan mdBrian Grahan, MD, PhD
Hennepin Healthcare Addiction Medicine Physician
Project ECHO Co-Lead

Dr. Grahan’s clinical practice focuses on the care of people with substance use disorders as well as the social, medical, and psychiatric conditions that often occur together. His PhD work focused on behavioral economics and outcome measurement issues related to substance use in adolescents and young adults. After spending a year learning advanced quality improvement and performance measurement techniques, he’s excited to join the faculty at Hennepin Healthcare to combine these efforts to improve the care for people who live in the Twin Cities community. To request a speaking engagement or case consultation with Dr. Grahan, please email Elizabeth Ryan, Project ECHO Coordinator, at [email protected]create new email.

contact photo only cameron weaver mdCameron Weaver, PhD, LP
Project ECHO Psychologist

Dr. Weaver is an integrated behavioral health provider, specializing in brief assessment and psychological interventions for mental, physical, and chemical health conditions. He completed a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK and an NIH/NIAAA postdoctoral fellowship in addictions research at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. At Hennepin Healthcare, he treats health conditions with empirically supported treatments such as behavioral activation, exposure therapy, cognitive restructuring, and harm reduction/relapse prevention. His research interests are in risk and protective factors alcohol misuse and brief motivational interventions for alcohol misuse.

contact photo only helen wood mdDr. Helen Wood
Project ECHO Psychiatrist

Dr. Wood has broad experience in both primary care and psychiatry. She has completed residencies and board certification in both internal medicine and psychiatry. She has extensive experience in addiction and community psychiatry. She joined the Primary Care Behavioral Health team at Hennepin Healthcare in 2016 and divides her time between doing psychiatric consultations in our primary care clinics and her private practice. Providing evidence-based treatments for substance use disorders is a rewarding part of longitudinal psychiatric care. MAT (medication-assisted treatment) is one of our great breakthroughs in addiction medicine and I am delighted to help the ECHO team with a psychiatric perspective to this treatment.

Minnesota Viral Hepatitis ECHO Team

Hennepin Healthcare

contact photo only jesse powellJesse Powell, PA-C, MS, BA
Gastroenterology, Digestive Medicine
Project ECHO Co-Lead

Jesse is a Physician Assistant in the gastroenterology department who specializes in the treatment of liver disease. He earned his Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies at Augsburg College in 2008. Jesse has a special interest in the treatment of hepatitis C and the management of chronic liver disease. He also performs FibroScan, a non-invasive alternative to liver biopsy for the staging of liver fibrosis.

contact only jessica boettcherJessica Oswald, DO
Infectious Disease Specialist

Dr. Oswald works in both outpatient clinics and in the hospital seeing patients with a wide variety of infectious diseases. Her clinical focus is on HIV management and primary care. She also teaches an Infectious Diseases course at the University of Minnesota Medical School.


contact photo only farah khalilKhalil Farah, MD
Gastroenterology, Digestive Medicine

Dr. Farah is board certified in gastroenterology and has special interests in taking care of patients with liver disease, especially alcohol-related, and patients with gastrointestinal bleeding. Dr. Farah provides the latest treatments for patients with hepatitis C and has the latest non-invasive tools to evaluate the liver for scarring and fat content. He also has the expertise to treat and stop active gastrointestinal bleeding using all the latest technology. Dr. Farah strives on building a strong relationship with his patients that goes beyond the disease.

contact photo only margaret riccoMaggie Ricco, PharmD, MS, BCACP
Maggie is a clinical pharmacist in primary care at Hennepin Healthcare.  She works to optimize medication use and outcomes in patients with chronic conditions, including chronic hepatitis C. She is also the Residency Program Director for the PGY2 Residency in Ambulatory Care at Hennepin Healthcare. She received her PharmD from North Dakota State University.  She then went on to complete an Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency at the University of Minnesota and an NRSA funded Primary Care Research Fellowship and Masters in Population Health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

contact photo only luisa rodriquez duran echo projectLuisa Rodriguez Duran, RN
Positive Care Clinic
Luisa works in the Positive Care Clinic at Hennepin Healthcare. She obtained an Associate Degree in Nursing at Minneapolis Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at St. Catherine University in St. Paul.  She is certified HIV care through The HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board. Originally from Colombia, she is bilingual in Spanish and English.


MN Geriatrics ECHO

Supported by the Federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), the Upper Midwest Nursing Home COVID-19 ECHO Collaborative is virtually bringing together groups of peers and experts to share evolving best practices for tackling pressing COVID-19 related problems in Medicare or Medicaid-eligible nursing homes. We have four cohorts of 33 nursing homes participating in each session. Learn more on the Upper Midwest Nursing Home COVID-19 ECHO Collaborative website.

roberta meyers contact photo onlyRoberta Meyers, MD, MPH
Dr. Meyers began her early days in geriatrics as a fellow at Boston University Medical Center making home visits to elderly residents of inner-city Boston. She learned the value of combining the principles of comprehensive primary care with the specialty knowledge from geriatric medicine to provide care to medically complex older patients. Now she makes home visits to elderly Hennepin County residents and sees patients in skilled nursing facilities and outpatient clinics. Dr. Meyers has been at Hennepin Healthcare for 28 years.

gregory leierwood contact photo onlyGreg Leierwood, APRN, CNP
Greg is a Family Nurse Practitioner with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Minnesota. In addition to practicing at Hennepin Healthcare, he also sees patients at several skilled nursing facilities for acute rehabilitation and long term care.



Physician Credit

Hennepin Healthcare is accredited by the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Hennepin Healthcare designates these live activities for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™   Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Care Professionals

Other healthcare providers who participate in this CME activity may submit their statement of attendance to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. Participants are responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.


Beth Ryan, MS, MS

Hennepin Integrated Opioid and Addiction Care ECHO
Hennepin Viral Hepatitis ECHO
Project Coordinator
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