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James Latronica, DO

AOAAM Board of Trustee

James R. Latronica, DO received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His primary training is in Family Medicine, and he graduated residency from Clarion Hospital, in Clarion, PA. He is currently an Addiction Medicine Fellow at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He is a past Resident Member of the AOAAM Board of Trustees, and he is honored to now serve as a full member.

His main areas of academic interest are buprenorphine management in the perioperative period, expanded access to MOUD across all demographics, cannabis research, and U.S. drug and health care policy. He is the Associate Editor the Journal of Addictive Diseases.

He has a deep interest in activism and advocacy and is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s Public Policy Committee. He also completed the American Osteopathic Association’s Training In Policy Studies (TIPS) Fellowship. In a non-academic role, he was a Pennsylvania field manager for Vot-ER, a physician-driven voter registration campaign during the 2020 presidential campaign. Three of his policy resolutions have been considered by the AOA House of Delegates, one of which was passed at the 2020 House of Delegates.

He has significant investment in medical education at various levels, and to that end, he is a member of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association’s Grant Development Task Force, he received the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s “PCOM Pillar” recognition for his mentorship activities with medical students, and was a past recipient of the Resident Teacher Award from the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine.

Summer of 2021 he will be joining UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital in a clinical role, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor.


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