ASAM Applauds Appointment of Dr. Everett to Serve as SAMHSA’S New Chief Medical Officer

by ASAM Staff | August 10, 2016

August 10, 2016

CHEVY CHASE, MD –  The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) applauds today’s announcement that Anita Everett, MD, has been appointed to serve as SAMHSA’s new Chief Medical Officer and will lead the newly created Office of the Chief Medical Officer (OCMO). 

“Dr. Everett’s experience as a community and general psychiatrist combined with her academic credentials, state and federal-level positions, and leadership with the APA and other prominent medical societies makes her uniquely suited for this new SAMHSA position, “said ASAM President Dr. Jeffrey Goldsmith. “Now as SAMHSA CMO, we look forward to her leadership and to bringing an important clinical perspective to SAMHSA programs and activities.” 

The new OCMO will have five dedicated staff, including an additional medical director, and will greatly expand SAMHSA’s ability to provide effective, state-of-the-art, evidence-based approaches to promoting the nation’s addiction and mental health services.  “ASAM looks forward to partnering with Dr. Everett and SAMSHA in her new role,” added Dr. Goldsmith.

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