Welcome from the Director


Jennifer Betts Oliver, DO, MPH

The Wake Forest Addiction Medicine fellowship began in 2018 with our first fellow. Our fellowship is one of the few in the country that is ACGME-certified and offers the option of a one-year standard track or a two-year research track which integrates clinical medicine with research in addiction-related topics. This track includes the option of participating in Wake Forest’s Academic Learning Health System Scholars Program which is supported by a NIH TL1 grant. Education is central to the mission of the program and the institution. Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, a large health system with the main campus in Winston-Salem, has a national reputation for academic excellence and serves as the home and main training site for Addiction Medicine fellows.

The goal of our program is to train confident, technically capable Addiction Medicine physicians who can successfully practice in any setting. In addition to excellent clinical training, the program provides fellows with the skills necessary to become the next leaders in Addiction Medicine at the local, regional and national levels. 

We believe the success of our program depends on the collegial atmosphere in the program and among the fellows. Faculty and fellows work collaboratively to deliver excellent patient care and top-notch research. We strive to provide an environment where inquiry and creativity are encouraged and where fellow feedback is used to improve the program.

On behalf of all of our faculty and fellows, thank you very much for your interest in our program and for taking time to visit us during interview season. Feel free to contact me with any questions that arise during your interviews or throughout the season.

Best wishes for continued success.

Jennifer B. Oliver, DO MPH
Program Director