Faculty Profile

Dr. Tiffany Lu, M.D.

Tiffany Lu, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Professional Interests

Dr. Lu is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her clinical and educational work centers around opioid use disorder treatment, overdose prevention, and HIV prevention and care. Dr. Lu is the medical director of the Montefiore Buprenorphine Treatment Network, where she has received service contracts from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to expand buprenorphine treatment and naloxone distribution within Montefiore. Dr. Lu also directs Montefiore’s Project ECHO for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment, where she leads a video-conference based curriculum to mentor clinical practitioners around New York State in buprenorphine treatment. In addition, she is a primary care physician and HIV program site leader at the Montefiore Comprehensive Family Care Center, and clinical faculty for the Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Lu’s research is focused on outcomes of buprenorphine treatment and naloxone distribution in urban medical settings with high prevalence of opioid use disorder and overdose. She is currently a faculty-fellow in the General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program and completing her Master of Science in Clinical Research Methods at Montefiore-Einstein. 

Prior to joining Montefiore-Einstein, Dr. Lu graduated from University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine and completed her residency training in the Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is board certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine and credentialed as HIV specialist with the American Academy of HIV Medicine.

Selected Awards & Honors

National Institute of Drug Abuse & Society of General Internal Medicine Mentored Training Award in Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Science Dissemination (2017)

New York State Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program Fellowship (2017)

Montefiore-Einstein Young Research Investigators Symposium Prize (2018)

Selected Publications

Slawek D, Lu T, Hayes B, and Fox AD. Caring for patients with opioid use disorder – what clinicians should know about related medical comorbidities. Psychiatric Research and Clinical Practice. Forthcoming 2018.

Lu T, Zwicker L, Kwena Z, et al. Assessing barriers and facilitators of implementing an integrated HIV prevention and property rights program in Western Kenya. AIDS Educ Prev 2013;25(2):151-63.

Dworkin SL, Grabe S, Lu T, et al. Property Rights Violations as a Structural Driver of Women’s HIV Risks: A Qualitative Study in Nyanza & Western Provinces, Kenya. Arch Sex Behav 2013;42(5):703-13.

Lu T“Buprenorphine Treatment at 10 Years: Trends in an Urban Community Health Center.” Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) 2017 Annual Conference, Washington DC, 2017 Nov 4.

Lu T“Buprenorphine Treatment Outcomes among Opioid-Dependent Marijuana Users and Non-Users.” AMERSA 2017 Annual Conference, Washington DC, 2017 Nov 2

Lu T. Why Abuse-Deterrent Opioids Are Not the Solution to the Opioid Epidemic. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – The Doctor’s Tablet. 2018 Jul 6.

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