John P. Femino, MD, FASAM
Dr. John Femino is the former Medical Director and President of the Meadows Edge Recovery Center, a multidisciplinary medical and mental health group practice, and substance abuse treatment program in Rhode Island. He received his MD from Brown University, and is board certified in addiction medicine and internal medicine. Dr. Femino has received a number of grants for alcohol and substance abuse-related projects, and was the recipient of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Career Teacher in Alcohol and Drug Abuse grant at Brown University, where he taught for nearly 20 years. Dr. Femino has been active in ASAM for over 30 years, serving on the national board of directors as New England Regional Director and as President of the Rhode Island Society of Addiction Medicine. He frequently lectures on topics including the neurobiology of addiction and recovery, pain management in the addicted patient, diagnostic criteria for addiction, drug testing in addiction medicine, SBIRT, and insurance coding and billing. He has participated as writer/reviewer for ASAM buprenorphine publications, drug testing and public policy on marijuana, and is on the ASAM Quality Improvement Council and Legislative Advocacy Committee.