Dr. Samet is the John Noble, MD Professor in General Internal Medicine and Professor of Community Health Sciences at Boston University Schools of Medicine (BUSM) and Public Health and since 2002 he has served as the Chief of General Internal Medicine at BUSM/Boston Medical Center and Vice Chair for Public Health in the Department of Medicine. He has been a primary care physician in Boston since 1983 and was Medical Director of Addiction Services in the Boston Public Health Commission 1995-2012. Past national activities include President of the American Board of Addiction Medicine in 2012-2013 and a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee, “Addressing the Quality Chasm in Mental Health and Addictive Disorders.”
His research focus includes the treatment of substance use disorders in general healthcare. He is Principal Investigator on multiple NIH grants including two NIDA R25 awards to advance physician addiction education and research: the Chief Resident Immersion Training (CRIT) program and the Research in Addiction Medicine Scholars (RAMS) program advancing research careers for addiction subspecialty physicians. His mentoring activities have included serving as the primary mentor for 8 faculty K awardees from NIH.
He has examined the delivery of medications for opioid use disorder in primary care via the Massachusetts Model and in the hospital setting via addiction consult services. He has co-authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications and is the Editor of Addiction Science & Clinical Practice.