Avik Chatterjee

Medical Director, Southampton Street Shelter Clinic
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center; Associate Epidemiologist, Division of Global Health Equity, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Lecturer, Part-time, Harvard Medical School

Avik Chatterjee, MD, MPH has provided primary care and addiction medicine services at several shelter-based clinic sites in Boston through BHCHP since 2013. He is trained in internal medicine and pediatrics, and serves as medical director of the BHCHP clinic at the Southampton Street Shelter. He completed medical school at the University of North Carolina and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital—including a chief year in pediatrics—after which he completed fellowship training in General Internal Medicine and Primary Care at Harvard Medical School. He has also completed a Masters of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and achieved board certification in Addiction Medicine through the American Board of Preventive Medicine.


He is an Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, where he conducts research on the treatment of opioid use disorder and overdose prevention, particularly in marginalized populations. His research and writings have been published in the American Journal of Public Health, Annals of Internal Medicine, and the New England Journal of Medicine, among other journals.


He also teaches Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School as a Lecturer, with a particular interest in institutional and structural racism in medicine and medical education. He also advises premedical students at Harvard College, where he has won the Star Family Advising Prize, the John R. Marquand Award for Excellence in Advising, and advised a Thomas Hoopes prize-winning thesis.


Areas of Interest: Opioid Use Disorder, Family Homelessness, Youth and Young Adults Experiencing Homelessness, Racism and Racial Inequities in Addiction Medicine