Alyssa F. Peterkin, MD Hear my name
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

MD, New York Medical College
BA, Boston University

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Alyssa Peterkin MD is board certified in internal medicine and addiction medicine. She received her medical degree from New York Medical College and completed residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA. As a graduate of the Grayken Addiction Medicine Fellowship, her interests include addiction education and expanding access to substance use disorder treatment. She works as a hospitalist, regularly attends on the inpatient addiction consult service and works in Faster Paths which is Boston Medical Center's low barrier substance use disorder clinic. She currently serves as Program Director for the Grayken Addiction Medicine Fellowship, Co-Director of the Addiction and Health Track in the LEADS course at the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and works on a NIDA-funded clinical trial as a medical clinician.

Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit

DATA Waiver Training Course for Massachusetts Students (WCMS)
09/30/2019 - 09/29/2021 (PI)
University of Massachusetts Medical School / UMASS Substance Abuse and


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  1. Calcaterra SL, Peterkin AF. Antiracist Strategies to Combat Racial Disparities in the Delivery of Hospital-Based Addiction Care. J Gen Intern Med. 2024 Feb; 39(2):165-167. PMID: 37848761; PMCID: PMC10853131; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-023-08449-0;
  2. Peterkin AF, Baldwin M, Demers L, Gergen Barnett K. Evaluating a Video-Based Addiction Curriculum at a Safety Net Academic Medical Center. Subst Abus. 2023 Jul; 44(3):241-248.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37728099
  3. Rozansky H, Awtry E, Weinstein ZM, Peterkin AF. Grayken lessons: the role of an interdisciplinary endocarditis working group in evaluating and optimizing care for a woman with opioid use disorder requiring a second tricuspid valve replacement. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2023 Feb 07; 18(1):9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36750906; PMCID: PMC9904874; DOI: 10.1186/s13722-023-00360-7;
  4. Peterkin AF, Jawa R, Menezes K, You J, Cabral H, Ruiz-Mercado G, Park TW, Kehoe J, Taylor JL, Weinstein ZM. Pre-Paid Phone Distribution: A Tool for Improving Healthcare Engagement for People with Substance Use Disorder. Subst Use Misuse. 2023; 58(4):585-589.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36695079; PMCID: PMC10557432; DOI: 10.1080/10826084.2023.2170184;
  5. Laks J, Walley AY, Bagley SM, Barber CM, Gaeta JM, Neville LA, Peterkin AF, Rosenthal E, Saia KA, Weinstein ZM, Harris MTH. Developing a Women's Health track within addiction medicine fellowship: reflections and inspirations. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2023 Jan 09; 18(1):3.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36617557; PMCID: PMC9827632; DOI: 10.1186/s13722-022-00357-8;
  6. Sulakvelidze N, Ronan C, Peterkin AF, Weinstein ZM. Efficacy of Low-Dose Versus Traditional Buprenorphine Induction in the Hospital: A Quantitative and Qualitative Study. Am J Ther. 2023 Jan-Feb 01; 30(1):e1-e9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36608069; PMCID: PMC10782934; DOI: 10.1097/MJT.0000000000001573;
  7. Calcaterra SL, Bottner R, Martin M, Englander H, Weinstein ZM, Weimer MB, Lambert E, Ronan MV, Huerta S, Zaman T, Ullal M, Peterkin AF, Torres-Lockhart K, Buresh M, O'Brien MT, Snyder H, Herzig SJ. Management of opioid use disorder, opioid withdrawal, and opioid overdose prevention in hospitalized adults: A systematic review of existing guidelines. J Hosp Med. 2022 Sep; 17(9):679-692.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35880821; PMCID: PMC9474657; DOI: 10.1002/jhm.12908;
  8. Peterkin A, Davis CS, Weinstein Z. Permanent Methadone Treatment Reform Needed to Combat the Opioid Crisis and Structural Racism. J Addict Med. 2022 Mar-Apr 01; 16(2):127-129.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33758114
  9. Peterkin AF, Abraham R, Harris MTH. A Case of Phenibut Directed Detoxification Leading to Toxicity During the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Addict Med. 2022 Sep-Oct 01; 16(5):602-605.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35120058; PMCID: PMC9984204; DOI: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000966;
  10. Peterkin A, Laks J, Weinstein ZM. Current Best Practices for Acute and Chronic Management of Patients with Opioid Use Disorder. Med Clin North Am. 2022 Jan; 106(1):61-80.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34823735
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2021 The Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction: Best Workshop
2020 American Society of Addiction Medicine : NIDA Young Investigator Travel Award
2019 Mount Auburn Hospital: Trainee Patient Safety Award
2019 Mount Auburn Hospital: Dr. Robert B. Ullian Award
2012 Boston University : Scarlet Key
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Alcohol use disorder
under represented populations
Medical Education, Graduate
inpatient addiction treatment

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