Kelly S. Ramsey, MD, MPH, MA, FACP, DFASAM is an internal medicine physician who has treated substance use disorder since 2004. She is board certified in internal medicine and addiction medicine. She worked as Medical Director of an academic center-based OTP in the South Bronx before working for nearly a decade for a large FQHC in the Hudson Valley where she created and grew a MAT program for OUD and AUD to 10 sites and 1500 patients. Dr. Ramsey currently works as the Associate Chief of Addiction Medicine at NYS OASAS.
Dr. Ramsey has provided expert advice to the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute, serving on numerous committees for over a decade as the Co-Chair of the HIV Quality of Care Advisory Committee (QAC) until December 2020; and, until starting at OASAS in June 2020, Vice-Chair of the Substance Use Guidelines Committee for the HIV Clinical Practice Guidelines (a collaboration with Johns Hopkins University) and Co-Chair of the Office of Drug User Health’s NYS Buprenorphine Advisory Group.
Dr. Ramsey was the recipient of the New York State D Commissioner’s Special Recognition Award for contributions to drug user health in NYS in December 2018. Dr. Ramsey serves as the HCV and Drug User Health Champion for the Capital District for Mount Sinai to provide educational support for CEI (Clinician Education Initiative) on HIV, HCV, PEP, PrEP, and Drug User Health (MAT, opioid overdose prevention, harm reduction) through the NYS DOH (live presentations, webinars, planning initiatives). Dr. Ramsey is the President-Elect for the NYSAM BOD and serves as Chair of their Education Committee and their Bylaws Committee. In addition, currently serves as Region I Director on the ASAM Board of Directors.