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Biography - R. Jeffrey Goldsmith, MD, DLFAPA, DFASAM

Dr. Goldsmith retired from the Cincinnati VAMC June, 2018. He was working in the Buprenorphine Treatment Clinic and Dual Diagnosis Clinic 2013-2018. He had worked in the VA PostTraumatic Stress Clinic in Cincinnati VAMC from 2008-2013., handling traumatic brain injury PTSD patients in residential and outpatient status. He is certified to treat PTSD using Prolonged Exposure Therapy by the Veterans Administration and National PTSD Center.

In 1994, Dr. Goldsmith developed an ACGME accredited Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship and the following year was funded by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs for a two year Addiction Medicine Fellowship. He held the title of Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati. He was addiction fellowship director from 1989 to 2007 and continued to teach in three fellowships: Psychiatry, Medicine and ABAM, until he retired 6/2018. He taught Psychiatry Residents several classes as well.

ASAM involvement
Dr. Goldsmith joined ASAM in 1984, became ASAM certified in 1986 and had his CAQ in Addiction Psychiatry from 1994-2014. He was lifetime certified by ABAM in 2009. He has been on the CME committee since 1984, and was its chair for nine years from 2000-2009. He was Region IV Director for the Board from 1993-2000 and Director at Large from 2004-2011. He was an active participant of the Nicotine Dependence Committee (chairing the program committee for the 1999 and 2001 conferences). From 2009-2011 he was Medical Education Council co-chair. He was President Elect of ASAM 2013 to 2015, President from 2015-2017, and Immediate Past President from 2017-2019. He is a member of the CME Committee and Quality Improvement Council now.

Dr. Goldsmith is a Distinguished Fellow of ASAM and a Distinguished Lifetime Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.