John pioneered the development of what is now considered the gold standard for treating opioid addiction, medication assisted treatment. He researched heroin, tobacco and cocaine use treatments at UVMMC since 1992, including multiple studies that led to the approval of buprenorphine for opioid users.
He is a national mentor for substance use disorder treatment and a trainer for students, residents and faculty members throughout the nation. John has been a strong advocate for people with substance use disorders to be integrated into medical homes and conceived of the nationally recognized VT Hub and Spoke Model to seamlessly treat opioid use disorders. He helped create CHARM, an integrated nationally recognized model to treat pregnant opioid users and their children.
John is an Associate Clinical Professor and faculty member in Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Vermont Medical Center. He is also the Medical Director of Vermont’s first methadone clinic and is a family physician at Community Health Centers of Burlington.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and his medical degree from Brown University.
John is an active yogi and bicyclist, who enjoys skiing, sailing, reading, gardening and brewing beer in his free time.