Yuichiro Kuwama, M.D. (桑間雄一郎) has been Medical Director at the Japanese Medical Practice Division of Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York since 2000. Dr. Kuwama serves as one of the primary care physicians for the Japanese community in the greater New York Metropolitan Area. He also engages in medical education activities by teaching medical students at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and doctors-in-training at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. He is currently an associate professor of medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
After graduating from the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Tokyo in 1987, Dr. Kuwama joined the Department of Surgery at the University of Tokyo Hospital. He was qualified by the Board of Japan Surgical Society in 1991. After passing the United States Medical Licensing Examination, he started his training as an internist at Beth Israel Medical Center in 1993. He received an Internal Medicine Resident Award at the completion of his training in 1996. He was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in 1996. He returned to Tokyo in 1997 to accept an Assistant Professorship (“Koshi”) at his alma mater. He was also a researcher at the Japan Medical Association Research Institute (JMARI). He was invited to his current position at Beth Israel Medical Center in 2000. In 2006 he was inducted into the Leo M Davidoff Society, which honors teachers who have made significant contributions to the education of students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Kuwama is married to Dr. Chika Kuwama who is also a physician and an alumna of the University of Tokyo, the Faculty of Medicine. They live in New Jersey and have three sons.