Jeffrey Samet, MD, MA, MPH

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Chief, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center

Vice Chair for Public Health, Department of Medicine

Professor of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health

Crosstown Center, 801 Massachusetts Ave., 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02118


Dr. Samet is a Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine, Professor of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health and Chief of the Section of General Internal Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine Boston Medical Center.  He also serves as Medical Director of Addictions Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Support Services at the Boston Public Health Commission.

Dr. Samet’s research has focused on linkage of substance abuse treatment and primary medical care; addressing substance abuse issues in the primary care setting; the impact of alcohol and drug use in HIV-infected persons, the delay in establishing primary medical care for HIV infection; and HIV prevention strategies in Eastern Europe.  He is the Principal Investigator on several current NIAAA and NIDA-funded studies.  He is an internist and has been a primary care physician since 1983.

Boston University faculty appointment: 1989

Areas of Specialization

  • Primary Care and Substance Abuse
  • Alcohol Use and HIV Infection
  • Health Professional Substance Abuse Education

Education and Training

Harvard General Internal Medicine Fellowship (Clinical and Research, General Internal Medicine), Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 1986-1989

Chief Resident (Internal Medicine), Boston City Hospital, Boston, MA
Resident (Internal Medicine), Boston City Hospital, Boston, MA 1983-1988

MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
MPH (Biostatistics & Epidemiology), Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA
MA (Chemistry), Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
BA (Chemistry), Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

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