Alexis LaPietra, DO, FACEP
Chair, PACED Board of Governors
Dr. LaPietra is System Chief for Pain Management and Addiction Medicine, as well as the Fellowship Director of the Emergency Medicine Pain Management Fellowship and Emergency Medicine Mental Health/Addiction Medicine Fellowship at St. Joseph’s Health in New Jersey. She created the Alternatives to Opioids (ALTOSM) program and founded the Pain Management/Addiction Medicine Section of ACEP.
In 2016, she received the Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award from G.W. University Center for Healthcare Innovation, as well as the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians Practice Innovation Award. Dr. LaPietra’s work has been highlighted in Annals of Emergency Medicine, NPR, NBC, The New York Times, Fox News, and CNN. Her work was the basis for the “ALTO in the ED Act,” part of the legislation included in the H.R. 6 - Support for Patients and Communities Act, which was signed into law by President Trump in October 2018.