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Lois J. Bookhardt – Murray, MD

About Lois

Dr. L. Jeannine Bookhardt-Murray received her medical degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Upon completion of medical school, she headed east for an internship and residency at Columbia University at Harlem Hospital Center. Upon completion of her residency in 1987 she joined Columbia University staff as a clinical instructor and attending physician in the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry. She also accepted a position as an Adjunct Professor with City University Sophie Davis Biomedical Program in the Department of Pharmacology. She is a dedicated physician and teacher. Her desire to become more involved in primary care and disease prevention inspired her to look for a position with a community health center. She accepted the position of Associate Medical Director at Morris Heights Health Center in 1997. Upon joining the staff at MHHC she soon took on additional positions as Clinical Director of HIV Services, and the Director of Adult Medicine.

In addition to her administrative duties, she has a very busy practice, which focuses on the care of adults with chronic illnesses such as HIV infection, Diabetes, Hypertension, and Depression.

Dr. Bookhardt-Murray is also a consultant to the Office of the Medical Director at the AIDS Institute, a branch of the New York State Department of Health. She was the lead author of the chapter on HIV Antiretroviral Side Effects published in the HIV Quality of Care Guideline. She is a peer reviewer for numerous publications on the topic of HIV and AIDS. She is very much involved in setting standards for the identification of mental health disorders in patients seeking care in the primary care sector.