Tae Woo Park, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Tae Woo Park
85 E. Newton St Fuller Building


Dr. Park is an addiction psychiatrist and researcher. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed a General Psychiatry residency and Addiction Psychiatry fellowship at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. After completion of his clinical fellowship, he completed the Veteran Affairs Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Addiction Treatment at the Boston VA Healthcare System. During his VA fellowship, Dr. Park collaborated on research studies with researchers at VA Health Services Research and Development in Boston and Ann Arbor. He also worked closely with researchers from the Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit in the Section of General Internal Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. After completing his research fellowship, he was an attending addiction psychiatrist at Rhode Island Hospital, an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University, and a researcher in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Brown. During his research fellowship in Boston, Dr. Park conducted studies on mental health and addiction in primary care settings and the risks of benzodiazepine use in patients taking opioids for pain or addiction. While at Brown University, Dr. Park focused on research that assists patients in reducing benzodiazepine use in opioid maintenance treatment. He also helped develop the Brown University Addiction Medicine Fellowship, an American Board of Addiction Medicine-accredited addiction fellowship. As the Associate Program Director of the fellowship, he was involved in clinical and didactic teaching of fellows and residents. At Rhode Island Hospital, he also worked as a provider in a buprenorphine maintenance and general addiction outpatient clinic.


  • Case Western Reserve University, MD


  • Published on 5/7/2018

    Hadland SE, Park TW, Bagley SM. Stigma associated with medication treatment for young adults with opioid use disorder: a case series. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2018 May 07; 13(1):15. PMID: 29730987.

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  • Published on 3/1/2017

    Park TW. Debate: Are Benzodiazepines Appropriate Treatments for Patients with Substance Use Disorders? Yes. J Addict Med. 2017 Mar/Apr; 11(2):87-89. PMID: 28301370.

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  • Published on 11/1/2016

    Lin LA, Hosanagar A, Park TW, Bohnert AS. Opioid Overdose: Risk Assessment and Mitigation in Outpatient Treatment. J Addict Med. 2016 Nov/Dec; 10(6):382-386. PMID: 27525469.

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  • Published on 11/1/2016

    Park TW, Lin LA, Hosanagar A, Kogowski A, Paige K, Bohnert AS. Understanding Risk Factors for Opioid Overdose in Clinical Populations to Inform Treatment and Policy. J Addict Med. 2016 Nov/Dec; 10(6):369-381. PMID: 27525471.

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  • Published on 8/4/2016

    Ramsey SE, Rounsaville D, Hoskinson R, Park TW, Ames EG, Neirinckx VD, Friedmann P. The Need for Psychosocial Interventions to Facilitate the Transition to Extended-Release Naltrexone (XR-NTX) Treatment for Opioid Dependence: A Concise Review of the Literature. Subst Abuse. 2016; 10:65-8. PMID: 27512336.

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  • Published on 4/19/2016

    Park TW, Saitz R, Nelson KP, Xuan Z, Liebschutz JM, Lasser KE. The association between benzodiazepine prescription and aberrant drug-related behaviors in primary care patients receiving opioids for chronic pain. Subst Abus. 2016 Oct-Dec; 37(4):516-520. PMID: 27092738.

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  • Published on 9/1/2015

    Park TW, Cheng DM, Lloyd-Travaglini CA, Bernstein J, Palfai TP, Saitz R. Changes in health outcomes as a function of abstinence and reduction in illicit psychoactive drug use: a prospective study in primary care. Addiction. 2015 Sep; 110(9):1476-83. PMID: 26075702.

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  • Published on 6/10/2015

    Park TW, Saitz R, Ganoczy D, Ilgen MA, Bohnert AS. Benzodiazepine prescribing patterns and deaths from drug overdose among US veterans receiving opioid analgesics: case-cohort study. BMJ. 2015; 350:h2698. PMID: 26063215.

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  • Published on 12/2/2014

    Park TW, Samet JH, Cheng DM, Winter MR, Kim TW, Fitzgerald A, Saitz R. The prescription of addiction medications after implementation of chronic care management for substance dependence in primary care. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2015 May; 52:17-23. PMID: 25524751.

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  • Published on 11/17/2014

    Park TW, Cheng DM, Samet JH, Winter MR, Saitz R. Chronic care management for substance dependence in primary care among patients with co-occurring disorders. Psychiatr Serv. 2015 Jan 1; 66(1):72-9. PMID: 25219686.

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