Deepika E. Slawek, MD, MS, MPH, is an attending physician and Assistant Professor, Medicine at Montefiore Einstein. Her clinical expertise lies in HIV care and addiction treatment. She provides primary care for HIV patients and management of subsequent chronic conditions, as well as consulting on the management of substance use disorders.
After completing her Bachelor of Science in human biology at the University of Texas at Austin in 2006, Dr. Slawek earned her Master of Public Health at George Washington University in 2008. She earned her Doctor of Medicine at Texas A&M School of Medicine in 2012, then pursued postdoctoral training in internal medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, completing an internship in 2013 and her internal medicine residency in 2015. She completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at New York University in 2017 before coming to Montefiore Einstein, where she pursued a fellowship in general internal medicine and a Master of Science in Clinical Research Methods, completing both in 2019.
Building on her clinical expertise, Dr. Slawek’s research focuses on improving outcomes in people living with HIV (PLWH). She is currently studying how medical cannabis affects pain in PLWH and is receiving funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She has been principal investigator on a number of funded research projects, and she has given national and international presentations. Dr. Slawek’s work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and review articles, and she is a peer reviewer for scientific journals including Annals of Internal Medicine, the Journal of General Internal Medicine, AIDS and Behaviour and AIDS Care, among others.
Dr. Slawek is board certified in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Addiction Medicine. She is a member of the Society for General Internal Medicine, the American Society for Addiction Medicine and The Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction.