Stefan G. Kertesz, MD, MSc

Dr. Kertesz is an Associate 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.

Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center

Additional Pre-Fellowship Training and Experience:

  • Medical Staff, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Staff Physician, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, Inc, Boston, MA

Fellowship Mentor: Jeffrey H. Samet, MD, MA, MPH

Research Projects:

  • Homeless health and addictions services

Fellowship Related Publications:

Grants Written During Fellowship: Homeless Persons’ Use of Addiction Treatment Services (K23 DA015487-01; 12/02-8/08; $849,516)

Current Positions:

  • Associate Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Medical Staff and Research Physician, Birmingham VA Medical Center
  • Medical Staff, Cooper Green Hospital, Birmingham, AL