Paxton Bach

Dr. Paxton Bach is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and a general internist and addiction medicine physician at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC. He additionally serves as the co-medical director for the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) and is the director of the Clinical Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program.

Dr. Bach has research interests in the areas of opioid and stimulant use disorders, with a focus on epidemiologic trends, overdose prevention, and the development of evidence-based treatment strategies. He works closely with the Canadian Initiative on Substance Misuse (CRISM), a national network of researchers, service providers, policy makers and people with lived experience of substance use, and is involved in a number of other ongoing research collaborations within Canada and the United States.

Dr. Bach is certified as a specialist in general internal medicine through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and an addiction medicine specialist through the International Society of Addiction Medicine and the American Board of Preventative Medicine.

For an up-to-date list of publications by Dr. Bach, visit ResearchGate.