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Biography - Michael Fingerhood, MD, FACP, DFASAM

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Michael Fingerhood, MD, FACP, DFASAM is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, and Chief of the Division of Addiction Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from The Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed internal medicine training and a chief resident year at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

The mission of his career has been to promote and improve the provision of medical care to patients with substance use disorder, including the treatment of HIV and Hepatitis C, with the development, maintenance and evaluation of innovative programs related to the care of these individuals.

Dr. Fingerhood created the Comprehensive Care Practice in 1994, a primary care practice largely devoted to providing care to individuals with substance use disorder. The practice has been innovative in integrating buprenorphine treatment into the primary care setting for over 650 individuals. He has also co-created novel buprenorphine treatment programs for a community center, church and a mobile van outside the Baltimore Detention Center. He has also received the Health Equity Leadership Award from the Baltimore City Health Department; and, is co-author of the ASAM Handbook of Addiction Medicine.

Dr. Fingerhood was chair of the ASAM Annual Conference Program Planning Committee from 2014-2020; and is now serving on the ASAM Board of Directors as Ex-Officio, Chair of the Medical Education Council. In addition, Dr. Fingerhood has co-authored over 60 research papers and had received NIH research funding continuously over the past 30 years.