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Biography - Brian Hurley, MD, MBA, DFASAM

Brian Hurley, MD, MBA, DFASAM is an addiction physician, and the Medical Director for Substance Use Related Care Integration at the Los Angeles County Health Agency, a role he originated within the second-largest publicly funded health system in the country. He is board certified by ABAM in addiction medicine and by ABPN in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry. He completed a fellowship program in addiction psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine and residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital (MGH-McLean), where he was the Chief Resident in Addiction Psychiatry. Brian was a National Quality Scholar at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and a UCLA Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar. Brian is a graduate of the Keck School of Medicine and Marshall School of Business of the University of Southern California with both M.D. and M.B.A. degrees. He joined ASAM in 2002 as a first year medical student, and has served on the ASAM Board of Directors in various capacities since 2003. He served as the co-chair of ASAM's Membership Committee from 2008-2015, and spent two years as a member of ASAM’s finance committee before becoming chair of this committee in 2015 in his current role as treasurer. Prior to 2008, Brian served as chair of ASAM’s Physicians-in-Training Committee Chair and is formerly ASAM’s alternate delegate to the American Medical Association. Brian additionally served on the EVP/CEO search committee in 2010 that led to Penny Mill’s selection as ASAM’s current EVP/CEO. He has additional served in various roles for the Massachusetts Society of Addiction Medicine, New York Society of Addiction Medicine, and California Society of Addiction Medicine.

Aside from ASAM, Brian is a former National President and Director of Student Programming for the American Medical Student Association (AMSA); roles through which Brian has been an invited speaker at medical schools throughout the world addressing topics ranging from global health equity, healthcare reform, pharmaceutical advertising and ethics, lesbian gay bisexual and transgender equality, and medical student wellness. Brian served on the American Medical Colleges’ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Differences of Sexual Development (LGBT+DSD) Patient Care Advisory Committee’s Ad-Hoc Committee on the Learning Environment. He previously served as GLMA’s delegate to the American Medical Association's (AMA's) House of Delegates and serves on the Board of Directors of GLMA. Brian is also a past chair of the AMA's Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Advisory Committee. Brian previously served on the Board of Trustees of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) during a period of significant organizational transition including the release of DSM-5 and the selection of new APA Medical Director / CEO Saul Levin, MD. Brian dedicates his career demonstrating the transformative impact addiction medicine has when integrated into healthcare systems.