William R. Morrone, DO, MS

AOAAM Immediate Past President

William Morrone, DO, MPH, MS, FAOAAM, ASAM, FACOFP, DABAM and DAAPM, is the Medical Director of Recovery Pathways and the Shiawassee 35th Circuit Drug Court, Assistant Professor of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University, Faculty of Family and Community Medicine, at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM), and has been Asst. Program Director of Family Medicine at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and a liaison in the Department of Psychiatry.

He has been a village physician in Huron County and his addiction clinics serve 5 drug courts, 47 counties and 52 zip codes. He is triple board certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, American College of Osteopathic Family Practitioners and the American Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Morrone was a Ruth Fox faculty for the ASAM Conference in Washington DC and is an active addiction educator and social advocate in pain management and has contributed numerous didactic pieces on heroin, naloxone, opioids, overdoses, REMS, PCSS and cannabis dependence to 17 state medical and national societies. Dr. Morrone has published on opioid use in pregnancy.

Dr. Morrone testified as an advocate for the original 2014 naloxone law in the Michigan house and senate, edited many Obama-era addiction laws to congress and the FSMB.  He is the immediate past president of the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine and past president of Michigan Society of Addiction Medicine.

He also holds an MPH and a graduate degree in toxicology and pharmacology from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, graduate school of pharmacy. 

Most notable to pop culture cable TV news viewers is that he has been on PrimeTime News with Carol Costello CNN, PrimeTime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield, Nancy Grace-CNN/HLN, Court TV, CNN, FOXNews Channel and MSNBC giving medical opinions on drug addiction or death and the 6 stages of decomposition.  On world overdose awareness day he completed a satellite media tour of 22 radio and TV stations in 8 hours in 4 time zones.

Public service is no stranger to Dr. Morrone, as he is a Deputy Chief Medical Examiner, a Diplomat of American College of Forensic Examiners and has been a volunteer firefighter.   

Dr. Morrone is the only principle investigator for a Michigan public health naloxone distribution pilot study that decreased all cause death by autopsy metrics and he is the author of the only Naloxone book in America.  AMERICAN NARCAN (2017) is available in the book menu of Amazon.

The mission of the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine is to improve the health of individuals and families burdened with the disease of addiction.

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