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Kimberly Sue, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

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Kimberly Sue, MD, PhD



Dr. Kimberly Sue is an Assistant Professor of Medicine with the Program in Addiction Medicine (Division of General Internal Medicine) at Yale University School of Medicine. She is the former Medical Director of the National Harm Reduction Coalition, New York, NY, which strives to improve the health and wellbeing of people who use drugs. Currently, she serves as an Attending Physician at the Central Medical Unit, APT Foundation, which provides primary care to patients receiving methadone and other substance use treatment services and supervises fellows and trainees within the Yale Addiction Medicine Fellowship program. She also is an Attending Physician on the hospital-based Yale Addiction Medicine Consult Service. She also holds board certification in both Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Sue trained at Harvard's MD-PhD Social Science Program, and has a PhD in sociocultural anthropology. Her book, Getting Wrecked: Women, Incarceration, and the American Opioid Crisis (2019), is based on her research on women with opioid use disorder in Massachusetts prison and jails. Her current research interests include harm reduction, stigma, gender/women and substance use, and overdose response strategies on local, state, and federal levels.

Education & Training

  • Resident
    Massachusetts General Hospital (2018)
  • Clinical Fellow
    Harvard Medical School (2018)
  • MD
    Harvard Medical School, Social Science MD-Ph.D. Program (2015)
  • PhD
    Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Sociocultural Anthropology (2014)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Preventive Medicine, Addiction Medicine (Preventive Medicine) (2021)

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