Jeanmarie Perrone, MD is a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, the Director of the Division of Medical Toxicology and Addiction Medicine Initiatives, and the Director of the Penn Medicine Center for Addiction Medicine and Policy. She is a national leader in efforts to address the opioid epidemic and developed a program that initiates care for opioid addiction directly from the Penn emergency departments. She has partnered with several organizations to disseminate drug information locally and nationally to mitigate the risks of overdose in local communities.
Dr. Perrone has served on numerous national task forces and advisory committees with the CDC and FDA, and has advocated at the state and national level for enhancing low barrier substance use treatment. She has been featured in prominent media including the New York Times, National Public Radio, Freakonomics, and USA Today, and has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA. She has won numerous awards for education and mentorship and is boarded in emergency medicine, medical toxicology, and addiction medicine.