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Christopher Spevak, MD, MPH, JD

Christopher Spevak, MD, MPH, JD, is the Director of the National Capital Region’s Opioid Safety Program and the Deputy Director of the National Capital Region Pain Initiative and Wounded Warrior Pain Care Initiative. Leading a team of specialty experts, he establishes policies for safe opioid prescribing, prevention of opioid abuse and diversion, treatment of substance use disorder, drug testing protocols, and other related programs for Military Health System beneficiaries.  Dr. Spevak is a Professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC where he lectures on the intersection of Law, Medicine, and Ethics. He received his Medical degree from the Northeast Ohio Medical University and trained at the Cleveland Clinic and University of Pittsburgh Hospitals.  He received a Master of Public Health degree in Health Management and Policy from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and Law degree from Catholic University of America.  He is a member of numerous medical and legal associations and has served as the 143rd President of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia.  He has been interviewed on CNN, NPR, Wall Street Journal, National Geographic and the New York Times for his work with opioids in the Military Health System. 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Christopher Spevak has no relevant financial relationship to disclose

Nonfinancial: Christopher Spevak has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose