Lynda M. Bascelli, MD


Cooper University Health Care Titles

  • Addiction Medicine Specialist

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Preventive Medicine (Addiction Medicine)
  • American Board of Family Medicine (Family Medicine - General)

Professional Type

Cooper University Physician



About Me

After serving as a family physician and Chief Medical Officer at Project H.O.P.E. Camden, NJ’s Healthcare for the Homeless Federally-Qualified Health Center for 9 years, Dr. Bascelli made the decision in 2020 to devote her clinical practice and advocacy efforts to the treatment of addiction, particularly the treatment of opioid use disorders in underserved populations, and joined the staff of Cooper University Health Care. In 2014, while at Project H.O.P.E., she started the first successful programmatic implementation of buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder in Camden. Subsequently, that program was used as a model for other Camden practices to address the overwhelming need for – and lack of – treatment options for a population primarily insured by Medicaid. Dr. Bascelli obtained her board-certification in addiction medicine in 2015, and since has lectured and given numerous presentations on how and why to make the provision of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder a part of primary care practice. She was instrumental in developing and writing successful applications for federal funding from both HRSA and SAMHSA for both primary care and addiction services. Most recently, Dr. Bascelli has worked with the Camden County Jail to incorporate the treatment of incarcerated individuals with medication for opioid use disorder into their medical services. 

Dr. Bascelli has always been actively engaged in the teaching and mentoring of medical students and residents. She is a graduate of the Siena College/Albany Medical College Combined Program in Science, Humanities, and Medicine, and completed her residency in family medicine at Central Washington Family Medicine. After completing a chief residency and fellowship in Faculty Development at the University of Washington, she served as faculty and Associate Director for the Virtua Family Medicine Residency program from 2002 to 2011. Since then, she has worked with students from Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Rutgers University, and the University of Pennsylvania, providing clinical oversight and training opportunities.

Office Locations

Camden, Camden, Pennsville, Cherry Hill
Early Intervention Program

Three Cooper Plaza
Suite 513
Camden, NJ 08103
Phone: 856.963.3715
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Cooper Advanced Care Center

Three Cooper Plaza
Suite 220
Camden, NJ 08103
Phone: 856.342.2439
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Cooper Internal Medicine and Specialty Care at Pennsville

390 North Broadway
Suite 100
Pennsville, NJ 08070
Phone: 856.678.6411
Fax: 856.678.7509
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The Recovery Village Cherry Hill at Cooper

761 Cuthbert Blvd.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Phone: 856.890.9449
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Education & Training

Medical SchoolAlbany Medical College, Albany, NY
InternshipFamily Medicine - Central Washington Family Medicine, Yakima, WA
ResidencyFamily Medicine - Central Washington Family Medicine, Yakima, WA
ResidencyFamily Medicine - University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
FellowshipFamily Medicine - University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Special Interests

Treatment of opioid dependence and other substance use disorders; behavioral health integration


  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine