Title: President, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Medical Director
Company: Professional Assistance Program of New Jersey
Location: Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Louis E. Baxter, Sr., M.D., DFASAM, DABAM, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Executive Medical Director at the Professional Assistance Program of New Jersey, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medicine.
As a recognized expert of addiction medicine, Dr. Baxter offers patients plans for treatment, as well as diagnosis and patient care direction. He is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the American Society of Addiction Medicine, where he is a former president. Dr. Baxter was recognized with numerous teaching awards and is a two-time winner of the Golden Apple Award from the Geisinger Medical Center. Since 2007, Dr. Baxter has served as a consultant for substance abuse treatment for the National Basketball Association, and as a member of the anti-doping committee for the U.S. Olympics.
Dr. Baxter was inspired to enter medicine by his mother, who was a nurse. He studied biology with the University of Pennsylvania and earned a second bachelor’s degree in history, with a concentration in American civilization. He became a doctor at Temple University School of Medicine, and served his residency in internal medicine with Cooper University Hospital in New Jersey. Dr. Baxter focused on addiction medicine as a fellow of Portsmouth Hospital, achieving success through hard work and honesty.
In his quest to rehabilitate the addicted in America, Dr. Baxter notably received a Telly Award for PBS Second Opinion- Addiction to Pain Medicine. He continues to hold a seat with the board of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, the Liaison Council of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Drug Testing Advisory Board of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, as well as the National Advisory Council of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Notably, he has served as a program director for Addiction Medicine Fellowships with Howard University and director with the American Board of Addiction Medicine in 2011. In his free time, Dr. Baxter enjoys golfing, and spending time with his grandchildren.
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