Addiction Medicine Podcast

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Step up your knowledge on caring for substance use disorder (SUD)!

We are THE addiction medicine podcast that uses expert interviews to demystify common addiction medicine topics, reduce stigma, and inspire listeners to be fierce advocates for all individuals who use substances. The mini-series hosted by Doctors Carolyn Chan, Shawn Cohen, Kenny Morford, Natalie Stahl, and friends will help listeners bring evidence-based addiction medicine treatment into all clinical settings and provide tips on integrating harm reduction into clinical practice.


Carolyn Chan MD


Carolyn Chan MD, Shawn Cohen MD, Kenneth Morford MD, Natalie Stahl MD

Founding Members

Carolyn Chan MD, Shawn Cohen MD, Kenneth Morford MD, Natalie Stahl MD, Matthew Watto MD, Paul Williams MD

Associate Editors

Sarah Leyde MD, Payel Roy MD, Kento Sonoda MD, AAHIVS

Meet the Team

Founding Member
Carolyn Chan

Dr. Carolyn Chan is an internist, addiction medicine physician, and co-hosts the Curbsiders Addiction Medicine Podcast. She has interests in medical education, harm reduction, and medical improv. In her free time, she eats ice cream and enjoys hiking. You can reach her on Twitter @CarolynAChan.

Founding Member
Shawn Cohen

he/him Shawn is an addiction medicine doc and clinician educator. He mostly works on an addiction medicine hospital-based consult service trying to make hospitals a better and less harmful place for people who use drugs. In his free time he loves chasing around his toddler and dog at the park.

Founding Member
Kenneth Morford

he/him Kenny Morford, MD is a general internist, addiction medicine physician, and clinician educator. He’s passionate about interprofessional education and integrating addiction medicine into primary care. Outside of medicine, he loves to cook, go to museums, and organize things around his home.

Founding Member
Natalie Stahl

she/her/her's Family and addiction med doc, public health nerd, harm reduction devotee. No one is disposable!

Founding Member
Matthew Watto, MD

Dr. Watto is an Internal Medicine Nerd, Clinician Educator, and Podcaster. He is the cohost, cofounder, and co-showrunner of The Curbsiders. His interests include Addiction Medicine, Point-of-Care Ultrasound, Medical Education, and Faculty Development. He loves running, donuts, podcasts, and reading paper books.

Founding Member
Paul Williams

Paul Williams is an internist, clinician-educator, and podcaster. His professional interests include medical education and bedside medicine. He can be reached at

Katherine Mullins

she / her / hers Katherine currently works as the Assistant Director of Addiction Medicine for the Family Health Centers of NYU Langone, and as a Clinical Assistant Professor for the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. She previously completed her Social Internal Medicine Residency and Addiction Fellowship at Montefiore in the Bronx, NY. In her free time, she loves Citibiking around her home borough of Brooklyn.

Zina Huxley-Reicher

She/Her/Hers Zina Huxley-Reicher, MD is currently a third-year resident in the Yale Primary Care Program. She is excited to be returning to NYC to start an Addiction Medicine fellowship at Montefiore in July and is passionate about all things primary care and addiction medicine. Outside of medicine, she can be found cooking and baking, finding all sorts of insane ways to squeeze enough ski days into a resident schedule, and is a part of way too many book clubs.

Hannah Daneshvar

she/her(s) Hannah Daneshvar, MD/MPH, is a resident at the Yale Primary Care program. She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Prior to pursuing medicine, she worked in middle school education as well as primary care administration and management. Her loves include knitting, investigative journalism, and exploring breweries with her husband.

Kento Sonoda

He/Him Dr. Kento Sonoda is a family physician, HIV specialist, and addiction medicine physician. He serves as an Associate Editor for the Curbsiders Addiction Medicine. He has interests in medical education, harm reduction, and the stigma around addiction. Outside of medicine, he enjoys playing badminton and spending time with his family. Twitter: @KentoSonoda

Payel Roy

she/her/hers Dr. Roy is a board-certified Internist and Addiction Medicine physician. She is an Associate Editor for the Curbsiders Addiction Medicine. She loves climbing and hiking and is a proud Hufflepuff.

Sarah Leyde

she/her Dr. Sarah Leyde is an internist, addiction medicine physician, and Associate Editor for the Curbsiders Addiction Medicine. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington. Her interests include: medical education, stimulant use disorder treatment, combating stigma, harm reduction, and implementation of science research. In her free time, she spends time with her family and stays active by hiking, tap dancing, and yoga. You can reach her at or on Twitter @Leyde_Sarah.

Era Kryzhanovskaya

Dr. Era Kryzhanovskaya is a general internist working at UCSF with a special interest in medical education, addiction medicine, well-being, and feedback. She can be reached at

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