MD, FRCP(C), DABAM
Dr. Chodkiewicz, or “Dr. C,” is a psychiatrist, licensed to practice medicine in the province of British Columbia. He was former staff at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, where he practiced inpatient psychiatry for 17 years and was the former Division Head of adult inpatient psychiatric services and Interim Physician Program Director.
In addition to Dr. Chodkiewicz’s work with Orchard Recovery Center clients, he is now the Regional Medical Lead of Concurrent Disorders for the Vancouver Coastal Health Region. He is on active staff at Vancouver General Hospital, where he is a member of both the Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison and Complex Pain and Addiction services. Many of the patients he has cared for have suffered from concurrent addiction disorders as well as neurological and cognitive deficits from many sources, including brain injury, as well as having multiple additional psychiatric illnesses such as major depressive disorder, psychotic disorders and various manifestations of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Dr. Chodkiewicz was a consultant psychiatrist for the Anxiety Disorder Clinic at the University of British Columbia for nine years. Patients seen at this clinic often had complex treatment-refractory anxiety conditions, such as OCD and PTSD, that required both pharmacotherapy as well as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Dr. Chodkiewicz completed one year of post-residency CBT training at UBC and subsequently provided many years of CBT treatment to patients as well as structured lectures, CBT training and clinical case supervision to psychiatric residents.
Dr. Chodkiewicz has an appointment in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, at the level of Clinical Assistant Professor; in this capacity he has an active and continuous role in the direct teaching and supervision of both medical students and residents in medicine and psychiatry.
Dr. Chodkiewicz has also clinically worked in the field of addiction medicine for 25 years and continues to manage patients in the community using opiate agonist treatment (OAT) and integrated psychiatric treatment. Dr. Chodkiewicz provides preceptor training to physicians that have interests in addiction treatment and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine (DABAM).