Darius Anthony Rastegar, M.D.

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  • Medical Director, Addiction Medicine Unit, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Languages: English, Farsi, Persian


General Internal Medicine, Hepatitis C (HCV), HIV/AIDS, Substance Use Disorders ...read more

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Appointment Phone: 410-550-2999
5200 Eastern Avenue
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Baltimore, MD 21224
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Dr. Darius Rastegar is an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include primary care internal medicine, addiction medicine, and HIV/AIDS.

He serves as medical director of the Inpatient Addiction Medicine Unit at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and the program director for the Johns Hopkins Addiction Medicine Fellowship.

Dr. Rastegar earned his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

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  • Medical Director, Addiction Medicine Unit, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Program Director, Addiction Medicine Fellowship
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

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  • MD; University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1991)


  • Internal Medicine; Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (1994)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (1994)
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine (Addiction Medicine) (2018)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Buresh M, Stern R, Rastegar D. Treatment of opioid use disorder in primary care. BMJ. 2021 May 19;373:n784. doi: 10.1136/bmj.n784. PMID: 34011512

Rastegar DA, Applewhite D, Alvanzo AAH, Welsh C, Niessen T, Chen ES. Development and implementation of an alcohol withdrawal protocol using a 5-item scale, the Brief Alcohol Withdrawal Scale (BAWS). Subst Abus. 2017 Oct-Dec;38(4):394-400. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2017.1354119. Epub 2017 Jul 12. PMID: 28699845

Kawasaki SS, Jacapraro JS, Rastegar DA. Safety and effectiveness of a fixed-dose phenobarbital protocol for inpatient benzodiazepine detoxification. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2012 Oct;43(3):331-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2011.12.011. Epub 2012 Jan 28. PMID: 22285834

Soeffing JM, Martin LD, Fingerhood MI, Jasinski DR, Rastegar DA. Buprenorphine maintenance treatment in a primary care setting: outcomes at 1 year. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2009 Dec;37(4):426-30. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2009.05.003. Epub 2009 Jun 23. PMID: 19553061

Pytell JD, Rastegar DA. Down the drain: Reconsidering routine urine drug testing during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2021 Jan;120:108155. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2020.108155. Epub 2020 Oct 5. PMID: 33298297; PMCID: PMC7534596

Activities & Honors


  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (Fellow)
  • American College of Physicians (Fellow)

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