Jason Kirby, DO, MBA, has joined St. Peter’s Health Partners as medical director of addiction services.
Dual board-certified in family medicine and pending board certification in addiction medicine, Dr. Kirby oversees the medical providers in the St. Peter’s Addiction Recovery Center (SPARC) group. He also practices in a variety of clinical settings across SPARC’s broad continuum of care.
Dr. Kirby’s professional interests include evidence-based treatments for opioid and alcohol addiction, population health policy, quality improvement initiatives, and advocacy for patients with substance abuse disorder, medical education, and emergency medicine.
Prior to joining SPHP, Dr. Kirby served as medical director of Gateway Rehabilitation Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was also instrumental in the opening of CleanSlate in Pittsburgh, an office-based, outpatient addiction treatment center, where he also served as medical director.
Active in the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), Dr. Kirby serves on the financial committee and is faculty for ASAM’s Opioid Treatment Course. He also serves as an assistant professor of business and healthcare administration at Point Park University in Pittsburgh.
Dr. Kirby received his medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia. He received his master’s degree from Point Park University, and his bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Established in 1972, SPARC is a national leader in addiction education and training. SPARC offers individuals and families a comprehensive range of care and services for people affected by drug or alcohol abuse. More than 5,000 people with drug and alcohol problems are treated each year at SPARC’s eight Capital Region locations.
For more information about SPARC and its services, please click here or call 518-452-6700.