Elisa N. Gumm, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
Director, Addiction Medicine Fellowship

Elisa N. Gumm, DO, received her Doctor of Osteopathic from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her Psychiatry residency training at the University of Arizona. She is the Medical Director of Addiction Services at the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System in Tucson, AZ with over six years of experience working in inpatient detoxification, outpatient addiction clinic, and inpatient residential rehabilitation programs. Over the last five years, Dr Gumm has assisted other facilities in developing Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) clinics, increasing access to buprenorphine, and assisting in distributing over 5,000 Naloxone Kits. In 2018, Dr Gumm developed the University of Arizona Addiction Medicine Fellowship in Tucson and is the Program Director. In 2020, she secured a $1.4M Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant to expand the fellowship and further enhance the infrastructure of the program.

Research/Clinical Interests 

Addiction Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Education, Leadership, Emotional Intelligence

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Addiction Medicine

Selected Publications: 

Chang ET, Oberman RS, Cohen AN, Taylor SL, Gumm E, Mardian AS, Toy S, Revote A, Lewkowitz B, Yano EM. Increasing Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder and Complementary and Integrative Health Services in Primary Care. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Dec;35(Suppl 3):918-926

  • BS: Psychology, Bethany College, WV
  • MD: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, WV
Honors and Awards
  • 2020: Clinician of the Year at SAVAHCS
  • 2020: Program Director Award from University of Arizona
  • University of Arizona Department of Psychiatry Tucson, 2014
  • Addiction Medicine Practice Pathway, 2015
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Preventative Medicine
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology