Department of Medicine

Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program

The Montefiore Einstein Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program prepares physicians to lead the delivery of equitable, evidence-based clinical care for substance use disorders.  

Shadi Nahvi, MD, MS, Director, Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program

Why our program could be right for you

Montefiore Health System has provided novel, patient-centered substance use disorder treatment to our community for decades. Our fellows train in the inpatient setting, as well as within community-based harm-reduction programs and programs that integrate medical care and substance use disorder treatment. Faculty mentors are nationally recognized for leading community collaborations, clinical care and research efforts to improve the delivery and outcomes of addiction treatment. Participating in our ACGME-accredited fellowship prepares fellows for careers as board certified clinical leaders in addiction medicine.

Division of Substance Abuse

As one of the nation’s first opioid treatment programs, the Division of Substance Abuse (DoSA) has been at the cutting edge of advances in opioid use disorder treatment, including buprenorphine treatment, naloxone distribution, peer programming and art therapy. DoSA’s strong interdisciplinary team approach and research and educational collaborations facilitate patient-centered, evidence-based treatment. We provide primary care, HIV and hepatitis C treatment, psychiatric care and OUD treatment, all at one location.

Our program is unique in that we have strong connections and decades of experience collaborating with community partners throughout the Bronx. Our fellows will experience the gratification of direct community action.

Brianna Norton, DO, MPH

Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine

Buprenorphine Treatment Network, Comprehensive Health Care Center

Launched in 2005 as a collaboration between general internists and a clinical pharmacist at a federally qualified health center in the South Bronx, the Buprenorphine Treatment Network consists of six community health centers across the Bronx. The network has since expanded to include all teaching clinics for the Internal Medicine and Family Medicine residency programs, and has collectively provided buprenorphine treatment to thousands with opioid use disorder.

A world-renowned faculty

Shadi Nahvi, MD, MS

Director, Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program
Co-Director, General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program
Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine
Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Melissa Stein, MD

Associate Director, Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program
Medical Director, Division of Substance Abuse (DoSA)
Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine
Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Julia Arnsten, MD, MPH

Chief, General Internal Medicine
Professor, General Internal Medicine
Professor, Epidemiology & Population Health
Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Tiffany Lu, MD, MS

Medical Director, Buprenorphine Treatment Network
Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine

Aaron Fox, MD, MS

Director, Bronx Transitions Clinic
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine

Brianna Norton, DO

Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine

Chinazo Cunningham, MD, MS

Clinical Professor, General Internal Medicine
Clinical Professor, Family & Social Medicine
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Kiara Lora

Manager, Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program

A challenging and innovative curriculum

Addiction Medicine Fellows complete experiential training in a range of clinical settings. Electives are guided by our fellows’ interests, and may focus on public health approaches, people experiencing homelessness or incarceration or adolescent health. With mentorship from nationally recognized faculty, fellows participate in weekly didactic sessions, weekly academic work-in-progress meetings and monthly career-development seminars.

I had the opportunity to develop my clinical skills with an abundance of hands-on clinical care in a multitude of treatment settings, while simultaneously leading academic projects under the mentorship of experts in addiction medicine.

Kristine Torres-Lockhart, MD

Addiction Medicine Fellow, 2019 - 2020, Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine

Our faculty are honored to bring our experience and expertise to this training program.

Chinazo Cunningham, MD, MS

Clinical Professor, General Internal Medicine

Hear from our fellows

As one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore Einstein provides postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents across 106 accredited residency and fellowship programs. Here, our postgraduate trainees share their own first-hand experiences.

Fellowship Application Information

We’re seeking fellows who will shape the future of healthcare.

If you would like to apply to become an Addiction Medicine Fellow at Montefiore-Einstein, we are accepting applications for July 2023 through ERAS.

Montefiore Einstein recognizes that having a diverse and inclusive institution is critical to success, and we reaffirm our fervent commitment to fostering a culture in which diversity is a central tenet.

Have questions? Get in touch.

Shadi Nahvi, MD, MS
Director, Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program

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