American Society of Addiciton Medicine

Recognizing Commitment to the Field


Recognizing Commitment to the Field

The 2025 Distinguished Fellows of ASAM Application Opens June 1, 2024



ASAM awards two professional designation programs to acknowledge your commitment to the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the field of addiction medicine.

The Distinguished Fellow designation was developed to celebrate the exceptional contributions of the leading members in the field of Addiction Medicine in 1996. Since the program’s inception more than 300 physicians have been awarded Distinguished Fellow status by ASAM.

In April 2015, the Board of Directors voted to create a new Fellow member category and designation and conferred the Fellow designation to over 2,000 ASAM members.

Fellow Designation - Recognizing Board Certification

ASAM's Fellow membership category gives recognition to and raises awareness of ASAM members who are board certified addiction specialists. ASAM Fellows are able to use the FASAM designation after their name and use the special ASAM Fellow logo on certain pre-authorized items.

Fellow Membership is open to physicians who have been a member of the Society for at least two (2) consecutive years, AND are currently certified in addiction medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in Addiction Psychiatry, or the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM).

Distinguished Fellow - A Prestigious Distinction

ASAM and the Board of Directors recognize these elite professionals as "Distinguished Fellows" due to their significant contributions to the field of addiction medicine, and work as outstanding, prominent, and distinguished professionals in the medical community. These professionals have been "uniquely" singled out for special distinction within the field.

Authorized members may employ the DFASAM designation after their names as a mark of distinction and to provide a description of their unique position. The designation represents "Distinguished Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine." 

Distinguished Fellows are chosen based upon an outstanding and long sustained demonstration of top-ranking competence in the field of addiction medicine, exceptional professionalism, consummate integrity, demonstrated service, significant contribution, and noted leadership.