Cooper University Health Care
Kaitlan Baston, MD, MSc, DFASAM is the Center Head of the Cooper Center for Healing, Division Head of Addiction Medicine, and Medical Director of Government Relations at Cooper University Health Care in Camden, NJ. She is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and is dual boarded in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Kaitlan obtained a masters degree in Neuroscience from Kings College London and graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. She completed family medicine training with a concentration in maternal child health in Seattle, Washington. With the goals of community centered health care delivery and health care quality improvement, she completed an american board of addiction medicine (ABAM) accredited fellowship in addiction medicine. She became the medical director of Cooper’s addiction medicine program in 2015, and built what is now the Cooper Center for Healing, an integrated pain, addiction, and behavioral health care center. As division head of addiction medicine within this center, Dr. Baston currently runs an inpatient addiction consult service, multiple outpatient specialty clinics, a wrap-around perinatal substance use disorder program, undergraduate and graduate medical education in addiction medicine, research, and several million dollars in grant funded programming. This work expanded to state and national level policy in the field of addiction medicine and beyond. Currently, Dr. Baston is focused on work at a policy level to support improvement in substance use disorder treatment delivery and population health by addressing social determinants of health. As medical director of Government Relations, she strives to ensure that all patients have access to compassionate care and evidence based medical treatments that allow them to live full and satisfying lives. Kaitlan is proud to work with an interdisciplinary team of like-minded, driven individuals who are dedicated to making positive change in the healthcare system.