HEALTH:FURTHER 2018 | SPEAKERS

Michael Baron, MD, MPH

Michael Baron, MD, MPH

Medical Director

Tennessee Medical Foundation’s Physicians Health Program

Dr. Michael Baron attained his Medical Degree, Masters in Public Health and completed an internal medicine internship at Tulane University, School of Medicine. He completed his first residency in Anesthesiology at Washington University in St Louis, School of Medicine and his Psychiatry training at Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine. He has maintained Board Certification in Anesthesiology, Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. He has practiced in the Nashville area since 1998 in a variety of settings including private practice, teaching hospitals and residential treatment centers. Dr. Baron maintains a clinical faculty appointment at Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine. He was appointed by Governor Bredesen to the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners (BME) in 2010 and reappointed by Governor Haslam in 2015. He served as Chair of Tennessee’s Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) committee for 3 years as well has served on numerous rules committees for Chronic Pain and Medication Assisted Treatment for the Department of Health and Department of Mental Health. He resigned from the BME and PMP Boards in January 2017 to become the Medical Director of the Tennessee Medical Foundation – Physician Health Program.

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