Credentials

  • World-renowned Psychiatrist and Addiction Medicine Expert
  • Distinguished Life Fellow, the American Psychiatric Association
  • Distinguished Fellow, American College of Clinical Pharmacology
  • Professor, Chief, Distinguished Professor, Eminent Scholar, Distinguished Alumni Professor, Chairman and Emeritus Eminent Scholar, University of Florida College of Medicine (retired)
  • Professor (Adjunct), Washington University of St. Louis, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
  • National Council, Washington University in St. Louis, Institute for Public Health
  • Adjunct Professor at Washington University in St Louis
  • Adjunct, Clinical Professor, Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
  • Director of Research, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Educational Foundation working on global drug use, abuse and addiction problems and solutions
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), with Honors for Research in Neurobiology and Neurosciences, University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Psychiatry, Translational Research, Yale University
  • Donald Dizney Eminent Scholar
  • U.F. Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Florida
  • University of Florida, 17th Distinguished Alumni Professor, 2011 – 2014,
  • Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Anesthesiology, and Community Health & Family Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (DFASAM)
  • Member, McKnight Brain Institute
Dr Mark Gold & Patrick Kennedy work for addiction parity in Washington, DC 2014

Dr Mark Gold & Patrick Kennedy work for addiction parity in Washington DC 2014

  • Founder, UF Center for Alcohol and Drug Research and Education (CARE)
  • Co-Inventor, opiate withdrawal system; pioneer in detoxing addicts
  • Co-Inventor a dopamine depletion hypothesis for cocaine addiction and craving
  • Pioneered the study of second hand tobacco, opium, and cannabis smoking
  • Pioneered the study of food and food constituents as addicting substances
  • Researcher and innovator, treatment of hedonic overeating and obesity
  • Author, over 900 medical articles, chapters, and abstracts in journals for health professionals on a wide variety of psychiatric research subjects
  • Author, twelve professional books including practice guidelines, ASAM core competencies, and medical text books for primary care professionals
  • Author, 15 general audience books including one best seller
  • First Addiction Medicine Editor, UpToDate
  • Recipient, Distinguished Alumni awards: University of Florida, 1984; Washington University, 1989 and Yale University, 2008
  • Founder, UF Division of Addiction Medicine
  • Founder, UF’s Florida Recovery Center
  • Leader and developer, UF Addiction Medicine Fellowship program and UFCOM’s 2-week mandatory addiction medicine clerkship
Dr. Mark Gold with Michael Botticelli, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Dr. Mark Gold with Michael Botticelli, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

CO-Chair Southern Coastal Conference on Addiction With Dr. Conway Hunter