I began my practice during the very earliest days of the HIV epidemic so I became deeply involved in the care of these patients, the politics of HIV medicine, hospital policy (and politics!!), and research. I believe that my long experience with HIV and related viral diseases as well as general internal medicine gives me a valuable perspective on the approach to and management of chronic fatigue syndrome.
Dr. David Kaufman is the Medical Director of the Open Medicine Clinic and a Principal Investigator at OMI.
A published researcher as well as physician, Dr. David Kaufman spent many years immersed in HIV/AIDS research and treatment. Included among his many positions are Chief HIV Specialist and Medical Consultant, Clinical Care and Program Development for HIV and HCV Disease, Daytop Village from 1995-2009; Medical Director, FamilyHealthCenter, St. Vincent’s Midtown Hospital, 2002-2007; Associate Director, HIVCenter, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Manhattan, Aug 13, 2007-April 30, 2010; Chair, AIDS Research Group St Vincent, 2007-2011.
From 1988 to 2005 he was the prinicipal investigator in 15 HIV/AIDS trials. His most recent publication on Vit D levels in HIV/AIDS patients should be published soon.
Dr. Kaufman is also a member of Health Rising’s Once a Month Ask an ME/CFS Physician panel.
He has over 35 years of experience in healthcare administration, management, and research. His clinical experience spans Internal Medicine, HIV, Lyme Disease, and chronic illness.