Dr. Fellers is a native Mainer. He completed his undergraduate studies in chemistry at MIT before attending Cornell University Medical College. During his psychiatry residency at the University of Virginia, he gained clinical research experience recruiting, running, and managing medication trials that use the human laboratory for the evaluation of medications for substance use disorders. Dr. Fellers further developed his clinical and research skills during an addiction Psychiatry fellowship at Oregon Health & Sciences University and a postdoctoral training fellowship at the Portland VA healthcare System.
Since his return to Maine in 2015, Dr. Fellers has led the development and implementation of several successful programs in response to the State’s opioid epidemic. The MMC IMAT Program provides addiction consultations for patients hospitalized due to serious medical complications of drug use, such as endocarditis and epidural abscesses. The MMP IMAT Program delivers Medication-Assisted Treatment with buprenorphine within all primary care practices. The MaineHealth/MBH IMAT Program builds on the success of these previous initiatives to deploy evidence-based addiction services across the entire MaineHealth footprint.