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Dr. Fitzgerald is the secretary of ISAM. She is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Psychiatry/Behavioral Sciences at Rush University. She is also the Associate Program Director of the Rush University Addiction Medicine Fellowship. She is the Service Chief of Inpatient Addiction Medicine at PCC Community Wellness Center, a federally qualified health center system that serves the West Side of Chicago. Dr. Fitzgerald is a National Academy of Medicine James C. Puffer/American Board of Family Medicine fellow.

 

Dr. Fitzgerald’s work has focused on promoting cross-sector collaboration to improve care for persons affected by substance use disorders, with an emphasis on the perinatal/child health arena. Her scholarly work has focused on addressing stigma, building capacity in primary care for treating opioid use disorder in special populations, and implementing evidence-based substance use disorder curricula for the next generation of clinicians.

 

Dr. Fitzgerald received her MD from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed her Family Medicine training with the Montana Family Medicine Residency and her Addiction Medicine fellowship with Rush University.

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