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About Sarah E. Wakeman, MD

Sarah E. Wakeman, MD, is the medical director for the Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass General) Substance Use Disorder Initiative, program director of the Mass General Addiction Medicine fellowship, and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is also the medical director of the Mass General Addiction Consult Team, co-chair of the Mass General Opioid Task Force, and clinical lead of the Partners Healthcare Substance Use Disorder Initiative. Dr. Wakeman serves as medical director of RIZE Massachusetts, a statewide, private-sector initiative created to build a $50 million fund to implement and evaluate innovative interventions to address the opioid overdose crisis.

She received her AB from Brown University and her MD from Brown Medical School. She completed residency training in internal medicine and served as chief medical resident at Mass General. She is a diplomate and fellow of the American Board of Addiction Medicine, and chair of the policy committee for the Massachusetts Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Wakeman served on Massachusetts’ Governor Baker’s Opioid Addiction Working Group.

Nationally, she is chair of the American Society of Addiction Medicine Drug Court Task Force and serves on their ethics committee. Clinically, she provides specialty addiction and general medical care in the inpatient and outpatient setting at Mass General and the Mass General Charlestown Health Center. Her research interests include evaluating models for integrated substance use disorder treatment in medical settings, recovery coaching, physician attitudes and practices related to substance use disorder, and screening for substance use in primary care.

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