Stanford University Addiction Medicine Fellowship

Program Faculty and Staff

Anna Lembke, MD

Associate Professor
Program Director
Stanford University Addiction Medicine Fellowship

Anna Lembke, MD, is an associate professor in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is medical director of Stanford Addiction Medicine, program director for the Stanford Addiction Medicine Fellowship, and chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic. Dr. Lembke received her BA in Humanities from Yale University and her MD from Stanford University, where she also completed her residency in Psychiatry and fellowship in mood disorders. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Lembke has developed multiple teaching programs on drug misuse and addiction therapy. She has held multiple leadership and mentorship positions and received the Stanford’s Chairman’s Award for Clinical Innovation, and the Stanford Departmental Award for Outstanding Teaching. She chaired the Planning Committee for the California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) Annual Addiction Medicine Conference and is the president of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship Directors Association (AMFDA). She is the author of the bestselling book, “Drug Dealer, MD: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop” (Johns Hopkins University Press, November 2016).

Angie Chen, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Chen graduated from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine and went on to complete a year of Psychiatry Internship at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco before finishing Internal Medicine training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, CA.  Afterwards, she went on to pursue a clinical fellowship in Neurological Surgery at UC Davis, which gave her tremendous insight into the nature of back pain and the surgical consequences of treating back pain. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. She has worked within the Kaiser CDRP system, at Alta Mira Recovery Center and Sequoia Recovery Center as well as substituting at a methadone clinic in Santa Cruz; and, has enjoyed teaching Psychiatry Residents about addiction medicine. Dr. Chen is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine in the Stanford Family Practice Clinic, Hoover Pavilion, supervising an Addiction Medicine Fellow.

Matthew Kendra, PhD

Clinical Instructor

Matthew Kendra, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in the Addiction Medicine and Dual Diagnosis Clinic. He completed his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from George Mason University, his internship at Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, and fellowship at Stanford. As an addiction psychologist, he integrates a variety of evidence-based approaches into his individual psychotherapy practice, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. He is also program director for the Stanford Smoking Cessation Program, a comprehensive and effective smoking cessation program that emphasizes mindfulness skills training.

Daniel Saal, MD, PhD

Kaiser Santa Clara

Dr. Saal received his undergraduate education from MIT, graduating with a degree in Biology. He continued  education at Yale School of Medicine and received his M.D., Ph. D.  in 1997. His doctorate was in Neuroscience focusing on the molecular and biophysical properties of Potassium Channels.  Following medical school he completed residency training at Stanford, then stayed on to complete fellowship training where he studied cellular and molecular mechanisms of stress and addiction. He was on faculty at Emory University in Atlanta where he continued research that was begun during his Stanford fellowship.  He came to Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara in 2006. Dr. Saal is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He supervises the Stanford addiction medicine fellow during training at Kaiser.

Alan Louie, MD

Professor, Associate Chair, and Director of Education

As Director of Education for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Dr. Louie oversees a continuum of psychiatric education involving students and trainees across college, medical school, residency, and clinical and postdoctoral fellowships levels. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College in Biological and Chemical Sciences and then his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, he pursued an internship in internal medicine at Stanford University Hospital, a psychiatric residency at the University of Chicago, and a fellowship in Neuropsychopharmacology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His publications include investigation of the molecular mechanisms of opiate tolerance in the brain and neuropsychopharmacology (supported by a National Institute of Mental Health individual NRSA award followed by a career development award), behavioral pharmacology, alcoholism and drug abuse, anxiety and affective disorders, clinical psychopharmacology, and medical education.

Jordan L. Newmark, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Associate Division Chief of Education and Associate Program Director, Pain Medicine

Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine

Addiction Medicine Program, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (by courtesy)

Jordan Newmark, MD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Associate Division Chief of Education within the Division of Pain Medicine of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.  Additionally, he is the Associate Program Director of the Pain Medicine Fellowship.  Dr. Newmark has long standing interested in the opioid related public health crisis facing the United States, specifically related to health provider and public education.  His academic work involves the use of simulation and immersive learning to teach and study opioid prescribing pattern, as well as developing novel and innovative educational tools and techniques surrounding opioid safety and education.  Dr. Newmark’s work in this space has led to a by courtesy appointment within the Addiction Medicine Program, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences.

Nicholas Ney, Ph.D.

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

Nicholas Ney, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Redwood City, CA. He received his undergraduate degree from Hampshire College in creative writing/cultural anthropology. He continued his education at the California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley, where he received both his masters and doctorate degrees. Dr. Ney completed his post-doctoral work at the Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science in the Alcohol Clinic, where he trained with Stephanie Brown, Ph.D. He was appointed the founding Coordinator of the Stanford Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center’s Structured Outpatient Program (S.O.P.), which he led for 4 ½ years, leading/co-leading over 1000 groups. He has taught in the field at local graduate programs, and helped develop a statewide California Psychological Association clearing house program for impaired psychologists. Dr. Ney has served as adjunct clinical faculty in the Stanford Psychiatry department for twenty-five years.

Tracy Chesler, MSW

LCSW, Psychiatric Social Worker, Complex Care Manager

Tracy Chesler received her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and went on to receive her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of California at Berkeley, graduating in 2003, and received her Licensed Clinical Social Work degree in 2006.  Following graduate school, she worked in community mental-health agencies specializing in women’s health and addiction.  She joined Stanford in 2004, at first working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and then moving to in-patient psychiatry in 2007.  For the past 8 years, Tracy has specialized in psychiatric social work, joining the Dual Diagnosis Clinic in Stanford’s out-patient psychiatric department in 2014.  In addition to her work in the Dual Diagnosis clinic, Tracy works in Stanford’s Early Psychosis clinic, sits on the hospital’s Shared Governance Committee, and provides clinical supervision for Stanford’s MSW staff.

Stipends and Benefits

Stipends 2017-2018



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  • Moving allowance (new hires only) $3,000
  • Annual educational allowance $2,000
  • Cell phone allowance $1,000 *
  • Food allowance $10 per day (shifts of 12 hours or longer)
  • Housing stipend $6,000 per year (paid as $500 monthly)
  • Cost of initial CA MD license and renewals*
  • Cost of initial DEA and renewals*
  • Cost of USMLE III* s
  • Medical, dental, vision, and long term disability insurance provided.
  • 1% annual bonus based on completion of a Quality Improvent Project 

* Please see House Staff Policies and Procedures for full details.
Subject to appropriate taxes 

Related Links

Stanford Library

Stanford GME

Stanford Department of Medicine

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)

American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)

California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM)

Research in Addiction Medicine Scholars (RAMS)

Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA)