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Biography - Michelle Lofwall, MD, DFASAM


Michelle Lofwall is board certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. She completed residency and fellowship training at Johns Hopkins University. For the last ten years, she has been a faculty member at the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Medicine and is now an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science in the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research. At UK, she has clinical service/leadership, research and teaching roles. She is the medical director of the outpatient Straus Clinic, which treats adults with substance use disorders and other comorbidities. In addition, she is an addiction consultant to UK’s high­-risk opioid dependence in pregnancy treatment clinic. Her research is focused primarily on improving recognition and treatment of substance use disorders and better understanding factors influencing medication diversion. She teaches medical students, residents, physicians and other health professionals about addictive disorders and their treatment both within her university, nationally and internationally.

Dr. Lofwall also has been active within her state and community addressing addiction-related issues (e.g., appointed member to the Kentucky Governor’s KASPER Advisory Council, served as her state ASAM chapter President and Vice-­President). She has provided consultation to ASAM leadership on topics of medication diversion and is a participating member of ASAM’s annual scientific program meeting. Overall, she is a passionate advocate for the prevention, recognition and treatment of addiction.

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