Dr. Hannah Statz DeVries is a member of the Emily’s Hope Board of Directors. She grew up in Sioux Falls and completed her undergraduate studies at Creighton University, medical school training at USD Sanford School of Medicine, psychiatry residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and addiction psychiatry fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
Dr. Statz DeVries’ passion for treating addictions began early in her residency training while seeing patients in Rush’s Chicago emergency department and clinics. At Northwestern, she treated patients from all socioeconomic backgrounds, including a program for treating professionals called the Positive Sobriety Institute. Upon returning to Sioux Falls, she sees patients in the outpatient setting and at the Avera Addiction Care Center. She recently co-authored a review article detailing the integrated multidisciplinary management of alcohol-associated liver disease while serving as interim medical director of additions for the Avera health system. She enjoys teaching student doctors how to correctly identify and compassionately treat patients with addictions like any other illness. Her friends and family describe her as compassionate, enthusiastic, and incredibly driven.