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Kimberly Sue, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine); Medical Director, National Harm Reduction Coalition

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Kimberly Sue, MD, PhD



Since 2018, Dr. Kimberly Sue has been the Medical Director of the National Harm Reduction Coalition, New York, NY, which strives to improve the health and wellbeing of people who use drugs. Until 2020 she was a Clinician-Educator and Staff Attending Physician at Rikers Island, providing care for incarcerated patients, and educating students and medical residents from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, & NYU School of Medicine. Currently, she works as an instructor with the Program in Addiction Medicine (Division of General Internal Medicine) at Yale University School of Medicine. In addition, she is an Attending Physician at the Central Medical Unit, APT Foundation, which provides primary care to patients receiving methadone and other substance use treatment services. Her strong background includes a PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology, for which she has received awards such as the Rudolf Virchow Award, given by the Critical Anthropology for Global Health Caucus, a special interest group of the Society for Medical Anthropology. She also holds board certification in both Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine.

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)
  • BA
    Columbia University, Anthropology (2006)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Rudolf Virchow AwardSociety for Medical Anthropology2014
Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) T32 AwardNational Institutes of Health2014
Harvard University Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2013-2014)Harvard University2013
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Merit/Term Time Fellowship (2012-2013)Harvard University2012
Michael Crichton Medical Anthropology Grant (2012-2013)Harvard Medical School2012
Social Sciences MD-PhD Program Summer Research Grant (2009-2011)Harvard Medical School2009
Soma Weiss Research Grant, Office of Enrichment ProgramsHarvard Medical School2007
Phi Beta KappaColumbia University2006
Departmental Honors (Anthropology)Columbia University2006
Summa Cum LaudeColumbia University2006

Professional Service

New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services Medical Advisory PanelMember2019 - Present
New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute, Office of Drug User Health, Buprenorphine Working GroupCo-Chair2018 - Present
Buprenorphine Harm Reduction Clinical Collaborative, New York, NYChair2018 - Present
Crimson Care Collaborative Clinic, Nashua Street Jail, Boston, MAFounder2014 - 2015
Harvard University, Lowell House Advisor to Pre-Medical StudentsAdvisor2010 - 2015
Senior Director/Clinician and Post/Incarceration Care Advocacy Director, Crimson Care Collaborative, Massachusetts General Hospital-Chelsea, Chelsea, MADirector2010 - 2013
Harvard University American Medical Students Association, Conflict of Interest Working GroupMember2007 - 2009
Harvard University Medical School AIDS Action initiativePresident2007 - 2008

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