Alain Litwin (VP, Secretary)
Montefiore Medical CentER, USA
Dr. Alain Litwin is Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. He is board certified in internal medicine and addiction medicine, and has been providing medical care to people who use drugs with complex social, psychiatric and medical needs within an integrated primary care and methadone maintenance treatment program since 2000. As HCV Medical Director at Einstein’s Division of Substance Abuse (DoSA), he developed a comprehensive on-site HCV treatment program and peer educator program to improve medical care of HCV-infected people who use drugs. With funding from NIH, PCORI, CMS, CDC, AHRQ, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New York State Department of Health, New York City Department of Health, and industry, Dr. Litwin’s research is focused on developing and studying models of HCV care, and on advocating for increasing access to effective care for all HCV-infected patients. Dr. Litwin has worked with government and community organizations on efforts to expand access to HCV treatment and has collaborated on policy statements, clinical guidelines, treatment improvement protocols, task forces, and educational curricula with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York State Department of Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, American Association for the Treatment of Opiate Addiction, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Litwin serves on the Executive Board for the International Network on Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU).
- Location: Montefiore Medical Center, United States