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Shawn Ryan, MD, MBA, FASAM

Candidate for Treasurer and Director-at-Large

Biography and Statement

Shawn Ryan, MD, MBA, FASAM

1. How would your election benefit ASAM and the field of Addiction Medicine?

This position would further allow me to continue my work to standardize evidence-based treatment in the field. I would be able to better contribute to the direction of ASAM as a voting board member and to assist in ensuring that the ASAM remains the leading professional organization involved in the treatment of addiction.

2. What are your greatest contributions to ASAM and the field of Addiction Medicine?

1. Development of an operational biopsychosocial treatment model and organization with evidence-based standards.
2. Alignment of guideline based treatment and reimbursement across many payer settings.
3. Contributions to many state and federal guidelines that involved the treatment of patients with Substance Use Disorder.

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Shawn Ryan originally trained as an emergency physician at the University of Cincinnati and simultaneously obtained his MBA while completing his residency. For over 10 years, Dr. Ryan has practiced in the Greater Cincinnati area, and for part of that time, he functioned as a hospital administrator for Mercy Health (Department Chairman of Quality and Patient Safety). During that period, he became acutely aware of the issue of heroin/opioid abuse in the region and since then has been working tirelessly to make a difference in the community. Dr. Ryan serves on many regional, state, and national committees/workgroups focused on turning the tide of this epidemic. He is both a board-certified addiction specialist and board-certified emergency physician. Dr. Ryan practices in Cincinnati and is the Chief Medical Officer of a multi-site state certified alcohol and drug treatment program, BrightView Health. He is also the president of the Ohio Society of Addiction Medicine and the Chair of Payer Relations for ASAM. Dr. Ryan is very excited to continue to work in the field of addiction medicine and to have the opportunity to substantially impact the field going forward.