Jasleen Salwan M.D., M.P.H., F.A.S.A.M.
Jasleen Salwan, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.S.A.M., is a board-certified Addiction Medicine and Internal Medicine physician practicing integrated primary care and substance use disorder treatment at Montgomery Family & Internal Medicine Associates in Silver Spring, Maryland. She also serves on the education faculty for the American Society of Addiction Medicine and works as a consultant for the Washington, DC, Addiction Consultation Service. Her training includes medical and public health degrees earned at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, followed by the Yale Primary Care Program for Internal Medicine residency and the Johns Hopkins Bayview Addiction Medicine fellowship.
Dr. Salwan’s writing interests include destigmatizing addiction treatment, advancing racial justice in healthcare, and promoting provider wellness. She has advocated for harm reduction, including safe consumption spaces for people who use drugs, and tackled the problem of physician suicide. In academic publications, Dr. Salwan has written about the power of language in treating patients with substance use disorders and the importance of teaching trainees that words matter.