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Vanessa Greenwood, MD



Dr. Vanessa Greenwood earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her medical degree from Albany Medical College in Albany, New York.   During her residency, Dr. Greenwood served as a Fellow for the APA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and was the Chief Resident of the UCSD Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program.   After graduating from the Combined program, she joined Southern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, where she specializes in Addiction Medicine.

“Addiction Medicine is the perfect blend of humanism, psychiatry, and medical expertise.  I spend half of my time in the inpatient setting handling addiction medicine admissions, providing both psychiatric and medical care.  The rest of my time is spent in an outpatient setting with MDs, PhDs, LCSWs, and RNs; we use a team approach in order to help our patients achieve and maintain sobriety.  We perform detoxes, therapy, motivational interviewing, psychiatric management, and family interventions. I also follow my patients in various rehabilitation settings.  As a specialist, I consult and lecture on a variety of psychiatric and medical issues, and I have the opportunity to work with all medical disciplines.”