Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH

  • Addiction Medicine
Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH


Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH, is a UW Health addiction medicine doctor and an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Using a combination of medication, therapy and other resources, Dr. Salisbury-Afshar treats people with substance use disorders, including addictions to alcohol and other drugs. She has extensive experience working with people who have opioid use disorders.

Dr. Salisbury-Afshar recognizes that every person has a unique set of circumstances that led to their addiction, as well as a unique road to recovery. Dr. Salisbury-Afshar works with patients to help them figure out what type of support they need and to develop an action plan that continually moves them closer to their goals. 

Dr. Salisbury-Afshar creates a safe, judgment-free space where her patients can share their feelings, experiences and goals. She admires their courage and treats them with dignity and respect. Dr. Salisbury-Afshar feels honored to sit with people in their challenging moments and to celebrate with them in their successful ones.

Outside of work, Dr. Salisbury-Afshar enjoys spending time with her family and advocating for addiction recovery support and harm reduction services at the state and national levels.

I want my patients to feel safe and comfortable talking to me and to know I’m on their side.

Languages spoken
  • English

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Public Health and General Preventive Medicine
Medical School
  • Rush University Medical College, Chicago, IL
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Areas of expertise