New Chief Medical Officer
APICHA is proud to announce that Robert Murayama, MD, MPH, has been appointed Chief Medical Officer. Dr Murayama brings a wealth of knowledge to the organization, having spent 18 years specializing in the medical care of people living with HIV/AIDS, and in primary care for the LGBTQ community.
Dr. Murayama is a board-certified internist and HIV specialist. He completed his postdoctoral training in primary care internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s residency in Social Medicine. He received his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse and a public health degree from Columbia University’s School of Public Health. Dr. Murayama is also a certified Acupuncturist. As a member of the NYS Department of Health AIDS Institute’s ADAP Medical Advisory Committee, Dr. Murayama advocates for coverage of new medical therapies. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at NYU Medical School.
Dr. Murayama’s connection with APICHA began over 18 years ago, when he volunteered as a medical advisor to the HIV Support Group and a trainer for employees. About his newest affiliation with the organization Dr. Murayama says, “Over the years I have watched APICHA develop into a unique organization providing primary medical care as well as testing, advocacy, case management and prevention services. I am excited to be part of APICHA as it expands to serve the needs of a growing and diverse A&PI population.”