Grahan Brian

Brian Grahan, MD, PhD

Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

“I am passionate about providing you and your loved ones with the most evidence-based, compassionate care available to improve your health. I want to meet you where you are today, and help you improve the quality of your life.”

Clinical Expertise

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 the 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 HCMC to combine these efforts to improve the care for people who live in the Twin Cities community.

Medical School

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA


  • Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA


  • Addiction Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine
  • American Academy of Pediatrics


  • Board certified in internal medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Board eligible in general pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Board eligible in Addiction Medicine, American Board of Addiction Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota


  • Chief Resident for Quality & Patient Safety, University of Minnesota/Minneapolis VAMC