Boston MedTalks

Doctoring During the Addiction Crisis

Alexander Y. Walley, MD and Jessica Gray, MD - Speaker Bio
Alexander Walley, MD is the founder of the Inpatient Addiction Medicine Consult Service, medical director of FASTER PATHS and the director of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Walley also serves as an associate professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and is the medical director of the Opioid Overdose Prevention Pilot Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. His extensive research on the impact of state supported overdose education and nasal naloxone distribution resulted in the nationwide expansion of naloxone among first responders to prevent the rate of opioid-related overdose deaths. Walley’s other research endeavors focus on the medical complications of drug use.

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Jessica Gray, MD is a fellow in addiction medicine at Boston Medical Center. One of the first in the nation, the Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program provides clinical-focus training so providers can become board certified in addiction medicine and for those interested, offers a second year of mentored research projects and a Masters in Epidemiology or Health Services Research.

  • Topic Info:From policy makers to clinicians to patients and families in crisis, people across the country are turning to Boston Medical Center because of its expertise and leadership in caring for patients with addiction.

    Among the busiest, most comprehensive treatment centers for behavioral health and addiction treatment in the country, BMC has long been an epicenter of innovation, creating replicable care models in the field, providing training to those at the front lines of the opioid crisis sweeping the nation, and conducting research.

    Now, BMC has established the Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine. 

    Listen as Alexander Y. Walley, MD and Jessica Gray, MD discuss the Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine as a way to help turn the tide on this national crisis. 

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