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

Since moving to Massachusetts in 2007, I have been active in the Massachusetts Chapter; first serving as the Secretary, then as Treasurer. I have been the Regional Director for the past three years, and Alternate Regional Director (2007-2012). Since 2009, I have worked as the Chief Medical Officer of Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Boston, a facility that cares for many patients with substance use disorder, previously serving as Chief of Medicine. In addition, I am a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. I am board-certified in addiction medicine, internal medicine and gastroenterology, and a member of the AMA, ACP, and AGA. I have been a member of ASAM since 1997, earned certification in 1998, and was elected an ASAM Fellow in 2003. ABAM certified in 2009.

As a member of the Connecticut Chapter, I served as an officer [Secretary (1998–2005), Vice-President (2005–2006), and President (2006–2007)], where the chapter tripled its membership. While in Connecticut, I was the Medical Director of Ambulatory Care Services at Connecticut Valley Hospital & a Middlesex Hospital Hospitalist (1999–2007); where I helped initiate the first pain management teams, and served as a CT Cancer Pain Initiative Steering Committee member. Previously, I served as Site Medical Director and Program Physician for Community Substance Abuse Centers (an OTP) in Hartford (1998–2003), delegate-at-large for the CT State Medical Society (2001–2007), member of the CT Committee on Alcohol & Other Drug Dependency (2000–2007), and member of the Hartford County Medical Association Committee on Physician Health (2001–2007).