Dr. Howard A. Grossman
An experienced and well-respected physician.
Howard A. Grossman, MD, is board-certified in Internal Medicine. He earned his M.D. at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn and his B.A. at Haverford College. He did his residency at Kings County Hospital, one of the largest public hospitals in New York City, and established his private practice as a primary care physician in 1987. He is a Senior Attending Physician at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center. In addition to his 20 years of experience in primary care, he was Associate Director for Industry-Sponsored Trials and Staff Clinician at Fenway Community Health Center in Boston, MA; Medical Director at the Conant Medical Foundation in San Francisco, CA and Executive Director of the American Academy of HIV Medicine in Washington, DC.
Fierce patient advocate.
Strongly committed to equal access to healthcare for all, Dr. Grossman has worked as an international clinical mentor with the American International Healthcare Alliance, the International Center for Equal Healthcare Access (ICEHA), and Family Health International. He educated doctors and nurses in Russia and Belarus; and he helped establish the first HIV treatment facility in Western Nepal, an area with an extremely high rate of HIV infection among migrant workers.
AIDS and HIV expert.
Dr. Grossman is recognized around the world as one of the best and most knowledgeable primary care physicians treating HIV and AIDS today. As a resident at Kings County Hospital, Dr. Grossman saw some of the first cases of AIDS to appear in the United States.
Committed to fighting the disease, he working at the first dedicated AIDS unit in the country at St. Clare’s Hospital, becoming a well-respected educator and activist for HIV related care. He also conducted clinical trials and has treated thousands of patients with HIV and AIDS in his private practice.
Involved in the community.
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender health issues and the rights of people with HIV are very important to Dr. Grossman, as are end-of-life issues. He has written and reviewed articles for many publications and websites including POZ, HX, Gay Mens Health Crisis Treatment Issues, AmFAR’s treatment newsletter, The AIDS Reader, aidsmeds.com and TheBody.com. He has also served on the boards of Gay Mens Health Crisis, Visual AIDS, the New York Chapter of Compassion in Dying, the Organization of HIV Healthcare Providers and the People with AIDS Health Group, and has recently joined the board of Bailey House, one of the nation’s leading providers of supportive housing for those affected by HIV and AIDS.
Larry Yip joined AlphaBetterCare from New York-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, where he worked in the Department of Medicine. He was educated at the Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Program, and received his undergraduate degree from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Mr. Yip is a native New Yorker and a resident of Astoria. He speaks Cantonese fluently. Although he doesn’t currently have a dog, he is thinking about getting one. He loves running and biking and enjoys participating in the Brooklyn Half Marathon.