Matthew Eugene Stohs, MD

Assistant Professor


  • Zablocki VA Medical Center


  • Behavioral Health
  • Psychiatry


  • English


  • MD - Doctor of Medicine


Dr. Stohs received his BS in Biology from Valparaiso University and his MD from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed psychiatry residency and addiction psychiatry fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is board certified in addiction and general psychiatry. Since 2017, he has served as an assistant professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and is a staff psychiatrist Milwaukee VA Medical Center. His clinical interest is in applying a whole-person rehabilitative approach in treating addiction and chronic pain. He enjoys teaching on motivational interviewing and smoking cessation. He is the lead site investigator for VA Milwaukee in a multi-center clinical trial comparing injectable vs. oral buprenorphine (VA-BRAVE).

Dr. Stohs grew up in Shawnee, Kansas and is an avid KU Jayhawks basketball fan. In college, he was a NCAA Division 1 track athlete in the area of hammer throw and discus. Hobbies include parenting his two children, home improvements, and swimming.

Clinical Expertise

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Alcoholism
  • Amphetamine-Related Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Buprenorphine
  • Buprenorphine, Naloxone Drug Combination
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cocaine-Related Disorders
  • Community Mental Health Services
  • Depression
  • Diagnosis, Dual (Psychiatry)

Methodologies and Techniques

  • Craving
  • Survival Analysis

Leadership Positions

  • Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP) Team Leader Milwaukee VA.

MCW Program / Core Facilities

  • Froedtert Hospital - Transplant Psychiatry - CFAC Building
  • MCW Tosa Outpatient Clinic
  • Milwaukee VA Outpatient Clinic - Substance Abuse

Research Interests

Dr. Stohs is board certified in general psychiatry. His primary clinical interest is treating substance use disorders in young adults, veterans, and healthcare professionals. His other clinical interests include integrating psychiatric care into primary care settings and multidisciplinary chronic pain rehabilitation. His research is focused on identifying ways to improve clinical outcomes in substance use disorder treatment.