Dr. Matthew Akiyama Dr. Akiyama is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Clinician-Investigator at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. In addition to providing care and treatment to people living with HIV, hepatitis C virus (HCV), and substance use disorders, Dr. Akiyama conducts research focusing on HCV among socioeconomically marginalized populations with particular emphasis on the intersection of HCV in the criminal justice system and sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Akiyama is the recipient of a K99/R00 award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to develop and test an innovative strategy to improve linkage to and retention in HCV treatment among individuals recently released from jail. He is also the recipient of an Avenir Award from NIDA focused on HCV Transmission Networks Among People Who Inject Drugs in Kenya.
Dr. Brianna Norton Dr. Brianna Norton is an assistant professor of medicine in the Divisions of General Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. Her clinical work includes the treatment of HIV, Hepatitis C and opioid dependence in the primary care setting. She conducts research to improve linkage to HCV care and treatment for people who inject drugs. She is also the medical director of the NY Harm Reduction Educators, a syringe exchange program in East Harlem and the South Bronx.
Dr. Tatyana Kushner Dr. Tatyana Kushner is a leader in the management of hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and other liver diseases during pregnancy.Dr. Kushner works with patients in the Division of Liver Diseases and in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science. Her clinical practice encompasses the full spectrum of liver diseases, with a focus on viral hepatitis (hepatitis B, C, and D) and individuals with liver disease, including pregnancy-related liver conditions and reproductive health as it pertains to liver disease.