Dr. Ashwin A. Patkar is a Professor of Psychiatry and Community and Family Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA. He is the Medical Director of Duke Addictions Programs and Center for Addictive Behavior and Change. He is certified in Psychiatry with the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry with subspecialty certification in Addiction Psychiatry, American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) certification in Addiction Medicine and certification in Pain Medicine (American Board of Pain Medicine).