Boston University Addiction Medicine Fellowship

Previous Addiction Medicine Fellows

Bertholet cropped 2  Nicolas Bertholet, MD (2006-2008)

Dr. Bertholet is chef de clinique in Prevention and Public Health and Psychiatry at the Alcohol Treatment Center, Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland. As a CARE Fellow, his research focused on brief interventions and behavior change among persons with unhealthy alcohol use. His research focuses on alcohol use, brief motivational interventions, the processes of change involved in addiction and the use of new technologies in the delivery of secondary prevention interventions. He is currently an Associate Editor of


kertesz_stefan1  Stefan G. Kertesz, MD, MSc (2000-2002)

Dr. Kertesz is an Assistant Professor at University of Alabama, Birmingham. As a CARE Fellow Dr. Kertesz developed and submitted a NIDA K23 career development proposal, which was subsequently funded to investigate drug abuse in homeless persons. He has subsequently received independent funding for drug abuse research from NIDA (R01) and the VA.


kimt  Theresa W. Kim, MD (2002-2004)

Dr. Kim is an Assistant Professor in GIM at BUSM and Co-Investigator on an NIH grant and Associate Medical Director of the SAMHSA-funded Massachusetts Screenin, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (MASBIRT) Program. As a CARE Fellow Dr. Kim conducted research on the unique needs of HIV-infected homeless persons and primary care quality and addiction severity. During her fellowship she applied for and received an NIH Loan Repayment Program Award.


Lunze  Karsten Lunze MD, PhD, MPH (2010-2012)

Dr. Lunze is a previous fellow who worked closely with CARE Unit faculty members on several projects.   He trained in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology at Charité Medical School in Berlin and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.  His interests include newborn health, health behavior changes, and post-conflict health systems reconstruction.


Christine Pace Christine Pace, MD (2010 – 2012)

Dr. Pace is the previous CARE fellow. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine/Primary Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is interested in research that identifies ways to improve care for patients with substance abuse and alcohol use disorders in primary care and other medical settings.


Cara Poland, MD (2012-2014)

Dr. Poland is currently an Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean at Central Michigan University. As an Addiction Medicine Fellow, Dr. Poland focused on educating physicians and physicians-in-training to improve care for patients with substance abuse and alcohol disorders.


Alex Walley  Alexander Y. Walley, MD, MSc (2005-2007)

Dr. Walley is an Assistant Professor in GIM at BUSM and Medical Director of the Narcotic Addiction Clinic at Boston Public Health Commission. His fellowship research focused on predictors of mortality in HIV-infected persons with alcohol problems and risk behaviors among Russian heroin users. His program that facilitates access to substance abuse treatment and HIV prevention and care among high risk patients was awarded $1.3 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA).