David R. Alajajian, M.D
As a gay Armenian-American from a traditional upbringing my life’s biggest challenge has been integrating my sexual identity with my culture, an internal unease that has led me toward life of service.
After earning my Bachelor’s from UC Berkeley I spent two years at UCSF working on novel immunotherapy treatment for cancer. My studies led me to New York Medical College where I earned my M.D. Next I completed three vigorous years of residency at the Hofstra University/Northwell program in Internal Medicine.
Today I am a Physician/Researcher at Pacific Oaks Medical Group where I work since 2017. In my practice I focus on LGBT health issues and HIV care. In this role my observation is that members of the LGBT community, despite wealth and information, remain underserved. My belief is that this underserved status starts and ends with access to and utilization of good role models. My quest is to become such a role model.
Through my social media I have worked on value signaling, educating my patients and more. While this past year was tough for many of us, some of my followers in my ancestral homeland of Armenia have had their lives suddenly destroyed by war. The gay community stepped up and showed generosity toward a people who has been hesitant in its acceptance of gays. I’m proud to say that as a community we are ready to stand and lead by example. Now I am again working on outreach to enhance knowledge and acceptance about gay rights and health within the Armenian community.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s from UC Berkeley
New York Medical College
Residency at the Hofstra University/Northwell program in Internal Medicine.