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Darrin R. Mangiacarne, DO, MPH, DFASAM

Candidate for Region VI Director

Biography and Statement


1. What are your greatest contributions to ASAM and the field of addiction medicine?

I am most proud of my work in the state of Indiana related to government affairs and public policy. I worked with current Vice President Pence as a member of his Governor’s Task Force on Drug Enforcement, Treatment and Prevention (2015-2016).

I spent two years as the Co-Chair for the Indiana Attorney General’s Task Force on Drug Abuse (2017-2019). I was the keynote speaker at the 2018 Indiana Drug Abuse Symposium, October 29th, 2018, presenting “Addiction Medicine: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”.

I helped craft Indiana Senate Enrolled Act 141 which went into effect July 1st, 2019. This law placed regulations on OBOT practices, ensuring that patients have access to evidence-based addiction medicine services.

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

I hope to serve ASAM and my fellow physicians who provide treatment to patients suffering from the disease of addiction. I want to improve access to evidence-based care for our patients who have too often been marginalized.

I want to reduce stigma not only for patients who have this disease but also for providers who are treating this illness. I hope to see more physicians enter addiction medicine fellowship programs so that we can grow the workforce.

I want to ease regulatory burdens on our providers so that we can spend more quality time with patients. I am very excited to push for more clinical research on addiction medicine practice so that we can have effective guidelines for clinical care.

Biographical Sketch

Darrin Mangiacarne, DO, MPH, DFASAM is the current Regional Medical Director for Spero Health. He oversees the medical care at 40 outpatient addiction medicine practices over 5 states. He was previously the Chief Medical Officer for Fairbanks, a 90-bed chemical dependency treatment facility in Indiana. He has experience opening and developing outpatient medical practices to treat substance use disorder.

He just completed a two-year term as the Co-Chair of the Indiana Attorney General’s Task Force on Drug Abuse. He is the current Past-President of the Indiana Society of Addiction Medicine.

Dr. Mangiacarne is fellowship trained in addiction medicine. He is board certified in family medicine and in addiction medicine. He received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He earned his Master's Degree in Public Health (MPH), with emphasis on health care policy and administration, from the University of Southern Mississippi. He has over 10 years’ experience in treating addiction.

He currently works on the ASAM national finance committee. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine. He earned Distinguished Fellow Status in ASAM in 2019. He is married and has two children ages 13 and 11.