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Biography - Michelle Lofwall, MD, DFASAM

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Dr. Lofwall received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Northwestern University and master’s degree in Pathology and Doctor of Medicine degree from Chicago Medical School. She completed internship, psychiatry residency and a behavioral pharmacology fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. She is board-certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine and is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Behavioral Science and Psychiatry and the Bell Alcohol and Addictions Chair. She also serves as the medical director of the Robert Straus Clinic and the First Bridge Clinic, outpatient services within the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research providing treatment to those suffering from substance use disorders.

Her passion for addiction medicine is demonstrated through her extensive list of accomplishments. She has more than 70 publications and cited works, 13 active research projects, and has served as a mentor to more than 15 physicians and scientists. She was elected as a Distinguished Fellow of American Society of Addiction Medicine, received the American Medical Women’s Association Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Award, and currently serves as a board member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and co-director of the annual Addictions and Their Treatment review course for the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. She also served the federal government this past year by helping to draft the new guidelines for medication treatment of opioid use disorder and has worked with KY state partners to improve practices across the Commonwealth.

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