Title: Chief Executive, Medical Director
Company: Center for Behavioral Wellness
Location: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Richard Soper, Chief Executive Medical Director at Center for Behavioral Wellness, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in addiction medicine.
With more than 25 years of professional experience to his credit, Dr. Soper has garnered a reputation as the chief executive and medical officer of the Center for Behavioral Wellness, LLC, since 2004. His area of expertise encompasses both the medical and mental treatment of addiction. Prior to embarking upon his professional journey, Dr. Soper pursued his education at the University of Michigan, where he studied in philosophy and psychology. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, he subsequently continued his studies at Capella University, from which he earned a Master of Arts in addiction psychology.
Following this achievement, Dr. Soper obtained a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Tennessee at the Health Science Center College of Medicine in 1977. Dr. Soper concluded his academic efforts with a Doctor of Jurisprudence at the Vanderbilt University Law School in 2002. In addition to his primary endeavors, he has also served as a professor of addiction medicine at the Center for Professional Excellence at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences since 2017.
In the past, he worked as a consulting physician on behalf of the Drug Court of the 21st Judicial District of Tennessee from 2006 to 2011, while contributing as a consultant between 2004 and 2008. Dr. Soper retired from his position as the editor-in-chief of the American Society of Addiction Weekly in 2015. Civically, Dr. Soper has found success as the director for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals since 2016, as well as a member of the Opioid Task Force with the American Medical Association since 2014. Furthermore, he has been a councilor of the Tennessee Medical Association since 2015, a member on the board of directors for the Nashville Academy of Medicine since 2014, and a diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine since 2009. As a testament to his success, he has been recognized as a distinguished fellow with the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the John Hopkins University of Medicine, and the University of Chapel Hill.
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