Theresa W. Kim, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Theresa Kim
91 E. Concord St


Theresa W. Kim, MD is an Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine and clinician-investigator in the Section of General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center..She is also a primary care physician at the Boston HealthCare for the Homeless Program After completing research training in the General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program, she became a faculty member of the Clinical Addiction Research Education (CARE) program at Boston Medical Center. She is also a consultant for the Massachusetts Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment – Training and Technical Assistance. Her research interests include: 1) defining and measuring the effects of quality primary medical care and substance abuse treatment; 2) access to care for homeless populations and 3) medical complications of substance dependence including HIV infection and poor bone health.

Other Positions

  • Active Staff Privileges, Medicine, Boston Medical Center


  • Boston University School of Medicine, MD
  • Boston University School of Public Health, MSc
  • Boston University, BA


  • Published on 6/6/2018

    Saitz R, Mesic A, Ventura AS, Winter MR, Heeren TC, Sullivan MM, Walley AY, Patts GJ, Meli SM, Holick MF, Kim TW, Bryant KJ, Samet JH. Alcohol Consumption and Bone Mineral Density in People with HIV and Substance Use Disorder: A Prospective Cohort Study. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2018 Jun 06. PMID: 29873812.

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  • Published on 10/16/2017

    Kim TW, Walley AY, Ventura AS, Patts GJ, Heeren TC, Lerner GB, Mauricio N, Saitz R. Polypharmacy and risk of falls and fractures for patients with HIV infection and substance dependence. AIDS Care. 2018 Feb; 30(2):150-159. PMID: 29034725.

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  • Published on 7/14/2017

    Kim TW, Walley AY, Heeren TC, Patts GJ, Ventura AS, Lerner GB, Mauricio N, Saitz R. Polypharmacy and risk of non-fatal overdose for patients with HIV infection and substance dependence. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2017 Oct; 81:1-10. PMID: 28847449.

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  • Published on 2/7/2017

    Kim TW, Bernstein J, Cheng DM, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Samet JH, Palfai TP, Saitz R. Receipt of addiction treatment as a consequence of a brief intervention for drug use in primary care: a randomized trial. Addiction. 2017 May; 112(5):818-827. PMID: 27886657.

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  • Published on 2/25/2016

    Stringfellow EJ, Kim TW, Gordon AJ, Pollio DE, Grucza RA, Austin EL, Johnson NK, Kertesz SG. Substance use among persons with homeless experience in primary care. Subst Abus. 2016 Oct-Dec; 37(4):534-541. PMID: 26914448.

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  • Published on 12/21/2015

    Kim TW, Samet JH, Cheng DM, Bernstein J, Wang N, German J, Saitz R. The spectrum of unhealthy drug use and quality of care for hypertension and diabetes: a longitudinal cohort study. BMJ Open. 2015; 5(12):e008508. PMID: 26692554.

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  • Published on 2/6/2015

    Chrystal JG, Glover DL, Young AS, Whelan F, Austin EL, Johnson NK, Pollio DE, Holt CL, Stringfellow E, Gordon AJ, Kim TA, Daigle SG, Steward JL, Kertesz SG. Experience of primary care among homeless individuals with mental health conditions. PLoS One. 2015; 10(2):e0117395. PMID: 25659142.

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  • Published on 12/2/2014

    Park TW, Samet JH, Cheng DM, Winter MR, Kim TW, Fitzgerald A, Saitz R. The prescription of addiction medications after implementation of chronic care management for substance dependence in primary care. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2015 May; 52:17-23. PMID: 25524751.

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  • Published on 8/1/2014

    Kertesz SG, Pollio DE, Jones RN, Steward J, Stringfellow EJ, Gordon AJ, Johnson NK, Kim TA, Daigle SG, Austin EL, Young AS, Chrystal JG, Davis LL, Roth DL, Holt CL. Development of the Primary Care Quality-Homeless (PCQ-H) instrument: a practical survey of homeless patients' experiences in primary care. Med Care. 2014 Aug; 52(8):734-42. PMID: 25023918.

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  • Published on 10/22/2013

    Kertesz SG, Holt CL, Steward JL, Jones RN, Roth DL, Stringfellow E, Gordon AJ, Kim TW, Austin EL, Henry SR, Kay Johnson N, Shanette Granstaff U, O'Connell JJ, Golden JF, Young AS, Davis LL, Pollio DE. Comparing homeless persons' care experiences in tailored versus nontailored primary care programs. Am J Public Health. 2013 Dec; 103 Suppl 2:S331-9. PMID: 24148052.

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