Dr. Gagliardi, M.A., M.D., F.A.A.F.P., has worked in the field of addictions since 1972. Since then, he has worked in various capacities: as a consultant developing prevention programs, as an addictions counselor, as a Family Physician, as an Addiction Medicine Specialist and as an adjunct assistant professor. He is currently a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Gagliardi received his A.B. in Sociology, 1971, from the University of Notre Dame; his Master of Arts degree in Counseling, 1975, from the University of Maryland, College Park; his M.D. degree in 1979 from the School of Medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He completed his Family Medicine residency at the University of Maryland in 1982. In 1986, he was among the first 800 physicians nationally certified as Addiction Medicine Specialists by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. For the past 30 years, as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he has taught medical students about addictions issues.