American Society of Addiciton Medicine

Board of Directors


Board of Directors

Jason D. Kirby, DO, MBA, FASAM

Candidate for Treasurer

I am a board-certified Addiction Medicine specialist, Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and currently serve as Chief Medical Officer at Landmark Recovery, a regional drug and alcohol treatment organization based in Franklin, TN.

I am certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. I have treated thousands of patients in my career struggling from a variety of substance use disorders and practice full time Addiction Medicine in health policy, best practices, and supervision of physicians, nurses, advanced practice providers, and clinicians in
my organization.

I also serve in leadership in the American Society of Addiction Medicine as member of the Finance, Steering, and Level of Care Committees as well as Withdrawal Management Subcommittee. Recently, I wrote items for the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM)'s new addiction medicine board certification exam in July 2020.

I have spoken at a variety of conferences and given lectures and grand rounds focusing on diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of substance use disorders and other process addictions in special populations. I have a deep personal passion for helping patients who use substances to regain functionality in their lives and enter programs of recovery.


Candidate Questionnaire Response

1. What have been your greatest contributions to ASAM or to the field of addiction medicine over the last 10 years?

I have trained 15 different physicians and advanced practice providers in the field of addiction who are still providing care in their respective areas. I am very proud to have shared my knowledge and it make an impact on another.

Also, I want to be a leader and thought developer in Addiction Medicine and wanted to give back to ASAM for advancement in the next generation of addictionologists. I'm doing this by serving on the committees I serve on and will continue to get involved in areas that I may contribute thoughtfully.

Lastly, I have brought my evidence-based, outcome-oriented approach to every organization I have worked for and helped to create a culture of inclusion instead of division and stigma. It wasn't aways easy with every organization but I'm proud I made that stand and people who know me or have worked with me know I am passionate about taking care of folks who use substances in a way that keep them engaged and continue the journey.

2. How would your election to the ASAM Board of Directors benefit ASAM and the field of addiction medicine?

If elected as treasurer, I will bring my passion, work ethic, and enthusiasm to the Board every time we meet and with every project we start. I will add my expertise and experience in discussions and work collaboratively with other group members for the betterment of ASAM. I will conduct myself accordingly, as I currently do, in all my professional affairs.

I hope to continue networking with various stakeholders to continue to advance my interests of integrating behavioral healthcare into other aspects of healthcare, including different payer models to residential units/outpatient levels of care who integrate advanced medical and psychiatric care into substance use treatment.