Alain H Litwin is the Vice Chair of Academics and Research in the Department of Medicine and Professor of Medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and a Professor at Clemson University School of Health Research. He received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA, and completed his residency at New York University Medical Center. His research is focused on developing and studying models of hepatitis C virus (HCV) care for drug users, and on advocating for increasing access to effective care for HCV-infected patients. He has worked with government and community organizations on efforts to expand access to HCV treatment and has collaborated on policy statements, clinical guidelines, task forces, strategic plans, and educational curricula with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York State Department of Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr Litwin is board certified in internal medicine and addiction medicine.