Gregory Earl SkipperDirector, Associate Professor | Santa Monica, California
Dr. Skipper is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama Birmingham and is certified in Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is a certified Medical Review Officer. Dr. Skipper previously served as the Medical Director of the Alabama Physician Health Program and Alabama Veterinary Professionals Wellness Program. These programs promote health and wellbeing among professionals, provide early detection and intervention when indicated, refer individuals for evaluation and treatment, and provide long-term monitoring and advocacy.
Dr. Skipper has worked with the Federal Aviation Administration evaluating commercial pilots and other airline personnel and developing aftercare and monitoring protocols. He was Medical Director of Springbrook NW in Oregon and previously on the faculty at the Oregon Health Sciences University where he introduced Addiction Medicine curriculum into the medical school and helped develop the first Addiction Medicine Fellowship.
He is on the Board of Directors of the Council on Substance Abuse, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, a member of the FDA's Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee and a member of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment National Advisory Council. Dr. Skipper serves on the Governor's Alcohol Abuse Task Force and Controlled Substances Committees in Alabama.