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Rodney Eiger MD

  • Chief, Addiction Programs Section, Jesse Brown VAMC
  • Clinical Lead, Substance Use Disorders, Veterans Integrated Services Network 12
  • Director, Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program, UIC/COM Department of Psychiatry
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry , UIC/COM Department of Psychiatry
Dr. Eiger received his Medical Degree from the University of Illinois and did his residency in Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. Dr. Eiger has worked in the field of addiction since 1974 in a variety of public and private settings. He’s currently the Chief, Addiction Programs, at Jesse Brown VAMC and the clinical lead for Substance Use Disorders for a network of 8 VA medical centers in the Midwest.

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Daniel H. Angres MD

  • Medical Director, Positive Sobriety Institute

Yetunde Johnson MD, MPH

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
  • Medical Director, Drug Dependence Treatment Center
  • Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

Paul W. Harris MD

  • Psychiatrist, Drug Dependency Treatment Center
  • Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

Christopher Holden MD

  • Program Director, Addiction Medicine Fellowship
  • Director of Addiction Psychiatry
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
  • Department of Psychiatry – University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • UI Health
Dr. Holden is the Director of Addiction Psychiatry. He treats a variety of psychiatric conditions, and he specializes in the treatment of patients with co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders. He works with patients in the outpatient mental health clinic as well as the hospital’s inpatient medical, surgical, and psychiatric units.

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Aneet Y. Ahluwalia MD

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine
  • Director of Psychiatry Consult Liaison Service
  • Board Certified in Psychiatry and Internal Medicine

Dr. Ahluwalia serves as director of the inpatient psychiatry consult-liaison service. His other role is as an internist providing primary care and some inpatient internal medicine coverage. His hope is to integrate medical and psychiatric care in order to improve patient outcomes

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Laura C. Kordon MD

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Katherine Backes MD

  • Professor, Clinical Psychiatry
  • Chief, Consultation/Liaison Service
  • Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

David Hooper PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, UIC COM
  • Clinical Psychologist, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
  • Program Coordinator, Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (SARRTP)

Dorothy Leneir MSW

  • Coordinator, Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Program

Rollin Socha PsyD

  • Coordinator, Drug Dependence Treatment Center
  • Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

Liza M. Suarez PhD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
  • Director, Pediatric Stress and Anxiety Disorders Clinic
  • Co-Director, Urban Youth Trauma Center
Dr. Suarez’ interests focus on adolescent traumatic stress and substance abuse, treatment for anxiety disorders among urban youth, and empowering communities to address community violence and its impact on youth and families. Dr. Suarez has developed and is currently evaluating and disseminating an integrated intervention targeting traumatic stress and substance abuse problems in adolescents.

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