On November 14th, Dr. Jonathan Giftos of the Division of Correctional Health Services at Rikers Island presented on: “Why Incarceration Matters for Medical Care”
About Dr. Giftos:
Dr. Jonathan Giftos is the Clinical Director of Substance Use Treatment for the Division of Correctional Health Services at Rikers Island where he oversees diversion, harm reduction, treatment and reentry services for incarcerated patients with substance use disorders. He is also the medical director of the opioid treatment program (OTP) for the NYC jail system, in which he provides clinical care to incarcerated patients with opioid use disorders. Dr. Giftos completed his medical school at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2012 and his residency and chief residency at Montefiore Medical Center. His professional interests lie at the intersection of addiction, incarceration, and public health. He has partnered with multiple organizations around the city to advocate for justice-involved patients with opioid use disorders.