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Yuichiro Kuwama

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Medicine, General Internal Medicine
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  • American Board of Internal Medicine


  • MD, University of Tokyo School of Medicine

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Beth Israel Medical Center


    Dr. Kuwama graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Tokyo in 1987. He initially completed the surgery residency in the program of the University of Tokyo. Then he joined the internal medicine residency program of Beth Israel Medial Center in New York in 1993.
    He experienced many teaching assignments both in Japan and in the USA. He was awarded Dr. Stuart C. Alexander Award, Most Outstanding Medical House Officer, at the internal medicine residency program of Beth Israel Medial Center in New York in 1996. He was inducted to Leo M. Davidoff Society for providing high quality teaching at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York in 2006.
    He has been the medical director at the Japanese Medical Practice of Mount Sinai Beth Israel since 2000 and he has been serving to Japanese communities in greater New York area. He has appeared to Japanese TV programs as a health commentator for many times and has been contributing many health articles to journals of the community. He also is contributing actively to publishing medical textbooks in Japan.


  • 2006 -
    Leo M. Davidoff Society Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, New York

  • 1996 -
    Dr. Stuart C. Alexander Award Most Outstanding Medical House Officer Internal Medicine Beth Israel Medical Center New York, New York


Fukui T., Matsui K., Shinpo T., Taira K., Noguchi Y., Yamamoto K., Imura H., Takemura M., Kuwama Y. Guidebook for EBM Practice. 1999..;.

Editorial Board, Practice Guideline on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases. Japan Medical Association and Ministry of Health and Welfare, 1999..;.

Kuwama Y. Observation of Physicians in Japan, A book of essays on Japanese health care. 2001..;.

Chapter 16, preventive medicine, by Yuichiro Kuwama, 999 Wonders of General Internal Medicine First Edition, 2015 by Medical Sciences International, Ltd. , Tokyo  .;.

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Dr. Kuwama did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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55 E. 34th St, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10016

The Japanese Medical Practice

55 E. 34th St, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10016

Tel: 212-889-2119
Fax: 212-696-2406
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Office Hours:
  • Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Japanese
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