American Society of Addiciton Medicine

Board of Directors

Leadership

Board of Directors

Noel Ilogu, MD, MRCP, FASAM

Candidate for Director At Large

Dr. Ilogu is an Internal Medicine physician and Addiction specialist practicing in Central New Jersey since 1997. He trained in Internal Medicine as well as Addiction Medicine at St. Peters University Hospital & Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

He is certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine; he has been a member of ASAM for the past 24 years and serves on the CME committee of this great organization since 2017. He is also a member of the American College of Physicians and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, UK.

He is married with three grown children and after many years of private practice in Somerset, New Jersey his practice in the past couple of years joined the Combined Medical Group of RWJ Barnabas and Rutgers Health and continues to practice Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine under the banner of the combined group. He is an attending physician at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Saint Peter’s University Hospital both in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He is also the Medical Director of Somerset Treatment Services, Somerville a full-fledged methadone and addiction treatment (OTP) agency in central New Jersey.

Dr. Ilogu’s hobbies include cycling and racquetball, and he maintains an active role in his community where he is involved in local mentorship programs, and he supports and goes on mission trips to Africa on a regular basis.

 

Candidate Questionnaire Responses

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

  1. I currently serve on the CME committee of a ASAM and I have done so since 2017. I have been actively involved in the educational activities of ASAM and have been a Facilitator on the ASAM Fundamentals course.
  2. As ASAM member since 1998 I actively participated in grassroot efforts to have addiction medicine recognized as a subspeciality and over the years I have been certified by all three bodies from ASAM to ABAM to ABPM. In the field of addiction medicine.
  3. I actively promoted the specialty while serving as attending physician in the hospitals where I am on staff and usually an invited speaker at grand rounds over the past 10 years.
  4. 2. How would your election to the ASAM Board of Directors benefit ASAM and the field of addiction medicine?

    I have over the years followed closely and participated in the growth of ASAM. As a minority physician I have often felt a need to help shed light on minority health matters and as we seek to improve and ensure equity across our great nation the need for articulation and representation of minority issues remains a necessity. I believe I have the skills to help such articulation.

    I hope to bring to the ASAM board of directors my passion for proper treatment of addictions, advocacy for our subspecialty and unique perspectives to better enhance the health and wellbeing of all our patients irrespective of race or creed. I believe I have such passion and sense of advocacy.