Board of Directors
Biography - Stephen M. Taylor, MD, MPH, DFASAM
Stephen M. Taylor, MD, MPH, DFASAM is board-certified in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and addiction medicine. In his 25 years of practice experience, and as an educator and presenter, Dr. Taylor’s life’s work has been to help adolescents and adults avoid or overcome addiction disorders and co-occurring general psychiatric disorders. Dr. Taylor is completing his 13th season as the Medical Director of the Player Assistance and Anti-Drug Program of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA). Dr. Taylor also serves as the Chief Medical Officer of the Behavioral Health Division of Pathway Healthcare, a company that has opened and is operating 13-outpatient addiction treatment offices spread across Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas, and is currently working on opening additional offices in Louisiana and Virginia.
Dr. Taylor is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). He is the president of the Alabama Society of Addiction Medicine (ALSAM) and is thus an active member of the ASAM Chapter’s Council. He serves as Region X Director and Chair, AMA Delegation on the ASAM Board of Directors. In addition, he serves on the ASAM Legislative Advocacy Committee and co-chair of the newly formed ASAM Writing Subcommittee on Advancing Racial Justice in Addiction Prevention, Treatment and Recovery.
Dr. Taylor is a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO) and serves on the Board of Directors of the Medical Review Officer Certification Council (MROCC). He also serves on the Drug Testing Advisory Board (DTAB) of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Addiction Prevention Coalition, a non-profit community organization in Birmingham, AL.
An honors graduate of Harvard College, with a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health and a medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine, Dr. Taylor completed residency training in pediatrics, psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, and then completed a fellowship in addiction psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine/Bellevue Hospital Center.