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Timothy A. Gooden, M.D., FASAM, DABAM

Medical Director

Dr. Gooden is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed his residency in pediatrics in 1984 at Case Western Reserve University. After completing a fellowship in neonatology, he established NorthCoast Newborn Services, Inc., which provided acute neonatal care for community hospitals in northeast Ohio.  

He also practiced general pediatrics until 2002, when his interest in substance use disorders led to a position in the Case Western/University Hospitals/Cleveland VA Medical Center department of psychiatry, division of addiction medicine. After completing his fellowship in 2004, Dr. Gooden did research in addiction medicine with the Cleveland Clinic’s department of addiction psychiatry. 

Dr. Gooden later served as an addiction medicine physician and, eventually, associate medical director at a large residential treatment facility in Warrior, Alabama. In 2010, he established Birmingham Addiction Medicine, Inc., which provided hospitalbased addiction treatment and consult-liaison services to an 860-bed community hospital with a large inpatient psychiatric population in the Birmingham metro area.  

In 2012, Dr. Gooden became medical director of Twelve Oaks Recovery Center, overseeing both the facility’s medical and clinical departments. After leaving for another medical directorship in 2018, he returned to the Twelve Oaks Recovery Center family in July 2020, again assuming the role of medical director. 

Dr. Gooden is a certified member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, a diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine since its inception in 2009, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a member of the Florida Society of Addiction Medicine. He continues to be active in community education on addictive disorders throughout the Southeast. 

He currently enjoys life on the Emerald Coast with his wife, Deb, fur kids Farley and Niles, and his Fender, Gibson, and Martin guitars.   

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