Benjamin R. Nordstrom, M.D., Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive OfficerFoundation“We believe in using our clients’ strengths to help them develop and sustain a meaningful recovery from substance use disorders.”
Dr. Nordstrom is a Board Certified Addiction Psychiatrist. Prior to joining Phoenix House, Dr. Nordstrom worked as a faculty member at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. In these positions, he taught psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and criminology at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels.
Dr. Nordstrom also served on the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s expert consensus panel on the use of medications in the treatment of opioid use disorders, and as a consultant to the State of Vermont, where he co-facilitated learning collaboratives designed to improve medication-assisted treatment. He also served on the steering committees for drug courts and mental health courts, and is the past President of the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire Professionals Health Program. Dr. Nordstrom also served in the Middle East as a psychiatrist in the United States Army Reserve.
Dr. Nordstrom holds a Doctor of Medicine from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and a Master of Arts and PhD in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his training in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and the New York State Psychiatric Institute.