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Our ECHO Teams

Find Addiction Medicine experts who are leading discussions about opioid use and abuse.

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].

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.

Midwest Tribal ECHO Team

Native American Community Clinic

contact photo only laurelle myhra nacc directorLaurelle Myhra, PhD, LMFT
Director of Behavioral Health, Native American Community Clinic (NACC)
Dr. Myhra is an enrolled member of Red Lake Nation and is the Director of Behavioral Health at the Native American Community Clinic (NACC). She completed her doctorate at the University of Minnesota in Family Social Science and Marriage and Family Therapy in 2012, where she was an AAMFT SAMHSA fellow. She has dedicated her career to advancing knowledge of- and advocating for social and systems change to decrease the racial and health disparities faced Native American people. She serves in an advisory compacity for MDH, Hennepin Healthcare, and Children’s Hospital.

contact photo only kari rabie md naccKari Rabie, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Native American Community Clinic (NACC)
Dr. Rabie has been the Chief Medical Officer at the Native American Community Clinic (NACC) since 2011. Prior to working at NACC, she was Medical Director at Southside Community Health Services. She is a Board Certified Family Practice Physician, graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1998 and completed her residency training at the Hennepin County Family Practice Residency Program in 2001. She is certified as a buprenorphine provider and started a multidisciplinary Medication Assisted Recovery Services team at the Native American Community Clinic.

michelle corcoran provider echo project native american community clinicMichelle Corcoran, Nurse Care Coordinator, Native American Community Clinic (NACC)
Michelle Corcoran is a Nurse Care Coordinator working in NACC's Medication Assisted Treatment program.  She is trained as a Public Health Nurse and received her Bachelor’s Degree in nursing from St. Catherine University. Michelle uses her 15 years of nursing experience to provide holistic, patient-centered care to her patients.  She is passionate about improving healthcare for patients with mental health and substance use conditions.

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 photo only kay schwebkeKay Schwebke, MD, MPH, MA
HIV Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Project ECHO Co-Lead

Kay Schwebke has worked at Hennepin Healthcare for more than 25 years.  Her clinical expertise includes primary care and consultative management of patients infected with hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV.  Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, she is the medical director of the HIV and HCV co-infection clinic at Hennepin Healthcare.

contact only jessica boettcherJessica Boettcher, DO
Infectious Disease Specialist

Dr. Boettcher 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 george konstantinidesGeorge Konstantinides, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP
HIV Medicine, Pharmacy

George is a clinical pharmacist in HIV/Internal Medicine, at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC). He also staffs the GI/Liver Clinic, as well as the HIV Specialty Community Pharmacy. George received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology, from St John’s University, in 2007. He then attended the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, graduating in 2011. After graduation, George pursued training at HCMC as a PGY-1 pharmacy practice resident. George’s therapeutic interests include infectious diseases, general medicine, and hepatitis C. He is the immediate past-president of the Minnesota College of Clinical Pharmacy. George is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. At HCMC, George is the Residency Program Director for the PGY-1 Practice Residency, with an Ambulatory Care emphasis. Outside of work, George enjoys biking, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.

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 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.


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
[email protected]

Deanna Bauer, MBA

Midwest Tribal ECHO

Project Coordinator

[email protected]


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