Dr. Chapman Sledge, Cumberland Heights’ chief medical officer, has been named Nashville’s top addiction doctor by the Nashville Business Journal. The annual Best Doctors lists, published by business journals in major cities, recognize the top doctors in the community. Only about five percent of doctors practicing in the United States are selected for the Best Doctors list, and a physician must be nominated by a current listee to be considered for inclusion.
“Dr. Sledge has a stellar reputation not only locally but nationwide,” said Jim Moore, Cumberland Heights CEO. “I’m happy he’s here to help those fighting addiction, and I’m proud to see him honored for his hard work and dedication. He is part of Cumberland Heights’ important role in the addiction community.”
About Dr. Chapman Sledge:
Dr. Charles Chapman Sledge, FASAM, is the chief medical officer at Cumberland Heights. During his tenure he has helped guide many patients into recovery and is responsible for streamlining the detox and rehabilitation process. A nationally recognized addiction treatment specialist, Dr. Sledge believes the physical and mental processes of recovery go hand in hand.
Dr. Sledge is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and serves as chair of the Certification and Eligibility Committee. He was certified by ASAM in 1992, re-certified in 2002 and received designation as a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine in 1999. In 2005, he was elected to the ASAM Board of Directors, representing Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Puerto Rico. From 2009 until 2011, Dr. Sledge served as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the organization. Dr. Sledge also serves on the Medical/Scientific Committee of the National Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependence. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (courtesy), Division of Addiction Medicine, at the University of Florida and supervises its Addiction Medicine fellowship training. He is also a member of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Safety Advisory Panel.
Prior to his position at Cumberland Heights, Dr. Sledge spent 15 years as the medical director of Addiction Treatment Services at Pine Grove Behavioral Health in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. While practicing in Mississippi, Dr. Sledge served as president of the Mississippi Physicians Recovery Program and the Mississippi Society of Addiction Medicine. In 1990, Dr. Sledge completed fellowship training in Addiction Medicine. In May 2009, Dr. Sledge was among the first group of physicians to receive certification by the American Board of Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Sledge is a graduate of Louisiana State University and the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He completed residency training in Family Medicine and was certified by the American Board of Family Practice in 1986.