Boston Medical Center (BMC) Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)

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Emily Hurstak

Emily E. Hurstak, MD, MPH, MAS (she/her)

SUD ECHO® Medical Director

Dr. Emily Hurstak is the medical director of Boston Medical Center's Office Based Addiction Clinic (OBAT) and Grayken Center for Addiction TTA’s SUD Care Continuum ECHO®. She is a primary care physician and addiction medicine specialist who provides primary medical care to patients at Boston Medical Center's General Internal Medicine and OBAT clinics. Dr. Hurstak has focused her work and research on improving the understanding and care of patients with co-morbid substance use disorders and chronic pain as well as studying health literacy and health communication techniques to improve care of vulnerable patients. She is board certified in internal medicine and addiction medicine and is trained in medical acupuncture. Dr. Hurstak received her Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from Columbia University and completed her residency, chief residency, and fellowship at the University of California San Francisco.

Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC), a 514-bed academic medical center located in Boston's historic South End and the largest safety-net hospital in New England.

Funding for Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is provided by:

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS)
GE Foundation
Opioid Response Network

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