Corey Waller, M.D.
R. Corey Waller MD, MS, FACEP, DFASAM is a nationally recognized addiction expert and an actively practicing addiction, pain, and emergency medicine specialist. As a principal at Health Management Associates and chairman of the Legislative Advocacy Committee for the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), he is directly responsible for consultation regarding treatment system development and education as well as all Washington, DC-related matters for ASAM.
In his immediate past role of senior medical director for education and policy at the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs, Dr. Waller was responsible for developing and maintaining all training and in-person technical assistance delivered by the National Center. This covered addiction, pain and behavioral health treatment system development, correctional medicine, payment model implementation, and healthcare policy.
Before joining the National Center, he worked for Spectrum Health System in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a fully integrated health system with 12 hospitals and over 1,000 employed physicians. He was medical director of the Spectrum Health Medical Group Center for Integrative Medicine and the medical staff chief of pain medicine to the Spectrum Health Hospital System. He also served as president of the Michigan Society of Addiction Medicine and the substance use disorder medical director at Lakeshore Regional Partners (Community Mental Health-Region 3). Dr. Waller has worked extensively with local, state and federal law enforcement on the issues of controlled substance diversion and interdiction.
He earned a Master of Science in biology with a neuro-molecular focus at Southwest Texas State University and earned his Medical Degree at the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio. Dr. Waller completed his emergency medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and is board certified in emergency medicine and addiction medicine.
Nestled in the woods of Ann Arbor, MI, Dr. Waller is surrounded by his two young boys and amazing wife. Because of this support you may notice his tendency to crack a small smile when things get heated or tough because they always remind him of what is truly important.