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Melissa Weimer

Assistant Professor; Medical Director of the Addiction Medicine Consult Service, Program in Addiction Medicine; Associate Program Director, Medicine

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Melissa Weimer, DO, MCR, FASAM

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Melissa Weimer
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Dr. Weimer is board certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine and has a clinical and research focus on expanding access to treatment for patients with substance use disorders, particularly in the hospital setting. She also has fellowship training and years of experience in the management of complex pain, particularly for patients with concomitant opioid use disorders. She is the Medical Director of the Yale Addiction Medicine Consult Service (YAMCS), a multidisciplinary, hospital based program to address the substance use disorder needs of patients admitted to Yale New Haven Hospital.

Dr. Weimer has worked tirelessly on a local, state and national level to improve access to evidence based treatments for patients with substance use disorder. Her work to expand addiction treatment in hospital settings started at Oregon Health & Science University where she worked with colleagues and community partners to create one of the nation's first hospital-based models to initiate addiction treatment while patients are hospitalized from a complication of their substance use. An experienced educator, she teaches health care students and professionals about substance use disorders and their treatment to promote the expansion of the addiction medicine workforce. She additionally serves as the Associate Program Director of the Yale Addiction Medicine Fellowship program.

Education & Training

  • DO
    Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (2007)
  • BA
    University of Virginia, Religious Studies & Biology (2001)
  • Fellowship
    Oregon Health & Science University
  • Residency
    Oregon Health & Science University
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2010)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Preventive Medicine, Addiction Medicine (2018)

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