Raj Masih has a terminal degree in medicine (MD) and a Master’s in Public Health (MPH). He has received board certification in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, and most recently the American Board of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine.
Raj has over 19 years’ experience in clinical medicine ranging from Level I Trauma Centers to smaller rural Emergency Departments and has practiced medicine in third world countries. He has over 7 years’ experience in Behavioral Health with a focus on Substance Use Disorders. In his current capacity, he has State oversight of the Overdose Reduction Program for the Action Counties of West Virginia through the West Virginia Office of Drug Control Policy. .
He has been a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Alderson-Broaddus University and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at WVU School of Medicine and WV School of Osteopathic Medicine. He has also been an Instructor of Emergency Medicine at Texas Tech University, Paul Foster School of Medicine. Raj was awarded one of Americas Top Physicians, 2004-2005 in Emergency Medicine through CRCA, and was the recipient of the 2018 Craig Curtis Behavioral Health Award. .
He has been extensively involved in clinical research since 1993 and have been a sub-investigator in numerous multi-center, randomized, double-blind, and placebo- controlled, pharmaceutical safety and efficacy studies. He has been the principal investigator in multiple qualitative research projects on substance use disorders since 2015. He has presented research finding at multiple international substance use disorder conferences and will be presenting again at the 2023 Rx Summit in Atlanta in April. His research has culminated in multiple scholarly articles, which have been published in international scientific journals. On the strength of his research in substance use disorders, he was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Society for Public Health (FRSPH) in 2018. .
He has been involved in the training and mentoring of medical and behavioral health students and has guided them as collaborating Research Associates on multiple projects both at clinical training sites and at the Potomac Highlands Guild. .
Additionally, he has been the primary author on numerous WV Bureau for Behavioral Health grant submissions and has received funding for each submission. .
In his capacity as a subject matter expert in substance use disorders, he is a co-chair for the Governor’s Council on Substance Abuse, Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery and serves on the Board of Directors of the WV Clinical and Translational Science Institute, WV Local Health, and the University of Pittsburg School of Medicine TREETOP Initiative through NIH. .
Raj lived in India for many years and has been exposed to multi-national efforts in public health and medicine in third-world county settings.