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Dr. Jim Baird, DO, is an attending Emergency Medicine Physician and Residency Program Director at Inspira Health – Mullica Hill. He is the Medical Director of the Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) program at My Friends House Treatment Center in Woodbury Heights, NJ. He is former Assistant Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital, and one of the region’s best-known experts on the topic of healthcare’s role in stemming the opioid addiction in South Jersey.
Dr. Baird became interested in the opioid crisis after noticing an escalating problem with the number of overdoses coming into the hospital’s Emergency Department. He’s dedicated his early career in fighting the epidemic by using hospital resources to educate physicians on proper prescribing of opiates, working with community advocates to tackle issues facing those suffering from addiction, discussing the topic with local and federal legislators, collaborating and teaching law enforcement and EMS, and working to change the stigma of addiction in our society.
Dr. Baird is also the Medical Director of Education for Gloucester County EMS EMT Training Academy, a Rowan SOM Emergency Medicine Department Core Faculty Member, as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine.
A 2009 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), Dr. Baird is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine through the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (Rowan SOM).
Dr. Baird completed Fellowship training at the Health Executive Leadership Academy (FHELA) through Seton Hall University in June 2019, and the Training in Health Policy Studies Program (TIPS) at the New York Institute of Technology in June 2014.
Dr. Baird has received many honors, awards and many recognitions for his work; he was selected to be one of South Jersey Biz magazine’s “Top 20 under 40” as well as named a “Top Doctor” , “Who’s Who in Health Care” “Top Physician” and a “Top Doctor” “by South Jersey and SJ Magazine. He was awarded the City of Angels “Angels Award”, NJ Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association Civilian Leadership Award, a certificate of appreciation from the DEA for “Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Drug Law Enforcement. Dr. Baird was also named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2017 Health Care Innovators & Extraordinary Doctors listing, winning the coveted “Humanitarian Award” for his work in the realm of opioid addiction.
Dr. Baird resides in South Harrison Township, NJ, with his family.