Gavin Bart, MD, PhD

Dr. Gavin Bart is Director of the Division of Addiction Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He received his MD from the University of Minnesota and trained in internal medicine at the Hennepin County Medical Center. His PhD is in experimental and clinical pharmacology, also from the University of Minnesota. He trained in addiction medicine at The Rockefeller University where he continued as Director of Clinical Research until moving to Minnesota. His areas of expertise include clinical pharmacology and the pharmacological management of opioid dependence.

His current work with the Berman Center includes researching the population pharmacokinetics of methadone, genetic influences of methadone pharmacology and treatment outcome (MAPS), and he is co-principal investigator of the newly funded Northstar Node of the NIH-National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network and provides ongoing international technical assistance to the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s capacity building efforts in Vietnam.