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Alexander L. Pappas, MD

Academic Title:

Visiting Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Family & Community Medicine

Secondary Appointment(s):


Additional Title:

Division of Addiction Research and Treatment, Department of Psychiatry

Education and Training

BA, Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD

MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Residency, Family Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 

Fellowship, Addiction Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD


I am a family medicine physician with additional fellowship training in Addiction Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.  In 2019, I beame a faculty member at UMSOM, where I work as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Division of Addiction Research and Treatment, Department of Psychiatry, with primary appointment in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.  My clinical work includes time at each of the University of Maryland Medical Center's outpatient substance use disorder treatment clinics, predominantly providing medication-assisted treatment for patients with opioid use disorder as well as other substance use disorders.  My clinical work also includes "telemedicine" via video link for patients seeking treatment with buprenorphine in rural areas of Maryland, and work in "low threshold" community-based mobile treatment (with a partner organization, the Behavioral Health Leadership Institute).  I also serve as one of the medical providers in a new "reverse co-located" primary care clinic site within UMMC's opioid treatment program (OTP).

Research/Clinical Keywords

substance use disorders, addiction, harm reduction, primary care, family medicine, underserved populations, advocacy

Highlighted Publications

Jakubowski, A* and Pappas, A*, Isaacsohn, L, Silvera, R., Castillo, F., Masyukova, M “Development and evaluation of a pilot overdose education and naloxone distribution program for hospitalized general medical patients,” Substance Abuse, 40:1, 61-65. Nov 2018

Clinical Specialty Details

Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine

Awards and Affiliations

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Gold Humanism Honor Society

National Health Service Corps Scholar