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Biography - Kenneth I. Freedman, MD, MS, MBA, FACP, AGAF, DFASAM

Ken has been a dedicated ASAM member and officer (CT, MA, and nationally) for the past 22 years. His commitment has been demonstrated by most recently serving as National Treasurer & Finance Council Chair (since 2019) and Quality Improvement Council Chair (since 2019). He has also served on The ASAM Criteria Strategy Steering Committee and the CEO Search Committee. Previous roles have included: Regional III Director (2013-2018), Finance Committee member (since 2013), Ethics Committee member (since 2015 and Chair 2018-2019), Quality Improvement Council member (since 2016), MA officer (Treasurer and Secretary), and CT officer (President, Vice-President, and Secretary/Treasurer).

Currently, he works as both a Medical Director for Aetna (a CVS Health Company) and as Physician Consultant for The Recovery Research Network (TRRN). His previous leadership roles have also included MA Public Health Hospitals’ system quality chief, public health hospital CMO (Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Boston), director of two outpatient MAT programs, Clinical Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is board-certified in addiction medicine, internal medicine and gastroenterology, and maintains membership in the AMA, ACP, ACG, and AGA. Ken’s professional commitment is to help move health care delivery toward the integration of medical care and substance use disorders in respectful and innovative ways.