Recognizing Commitment to the Field

In 1996, the Fellows program was developed to celebrate the exceptional contributions of the leading members in the field of Addiction Medicine. Since the program inception in 1996, more than 300 physicians have been awarded Fellow status by ASAM.

In April 2015, the Board of Directors voted to create a new Fellow member category and designation, while the original Fellow award was changed to Distinguished Fellow.

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Fellow Designation - Recognizing Board Certification

ASAM’s new 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.

To qualify for the FASAM designation, physicians must be members of ASAM for two consecutive years and currently certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) OR in Addiction Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) OR American Board of Preventative Medicine (ABPM).

The FASAM designation is contingent on the physician's membership in ASAM not lapsing. 


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.


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