Patricia Pade, MD is board certified in addiction medicine as well as internal medicine. Prior to joining Sage Neuroscience she founded and served as the program director of the University of Colorado’s Addiction Medicine Fellowship. While at the University of Colorado, she was the addiction medicine provider at the Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation (CeDAR) and founded and served as the medical director of the Addiction Medicine Consult Service at University of Colorado Hospital and implemented an integrated addiction clinic within a primary care setting. In 2017, she received the University of Colorado’s Pioneer Award for her program innovations. From 2009-2012, she was director of the Co-occurring Disorders Clinic at the New Mexico Veterans Administration Health Care System (NMVAHCS), a unique clinic integrated within the primary care department created to manage patients with chronic pain disorders and co-morbid psychiatric and substance use disorder conditions. This clinic was awarded one of five SAMHSA Science and Service Award in 2012 for innovative use of Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) for patients with opioid use disorders. In 2016, she was invited to the White House to attend a consortium of the nation’s addiction medicine leaders to offer recommendations to improve addiction education throughout the country. She has been practicing addiction medicine for over 20 years.