Skip Main Navigation | Skip to Content

Jonathan S Appelbaum M.D.

Jonathan S Appelbaum M.D.

Interim Chair, Laurie L. Dozier Jr., M.D., Education Director and Professor of Internal Medicine
Main Campus

Job Description

Dr. Appelbaum is a Professor in Clinical Sciences at the FSU College of Medicine. He also is interim chair for the Department of Clinical Sciences, the Laurie L. Dozier Jr., MD, Education Director, and Professor of Internal Medicine. He is the education director for Internal Medicine and Advanced Internal Medicine.


Dr. Appelbaum is a Professor in Clinical Sciences at the FSU College of Medicine. He also is the Laurie L. Dozier Jr., MD, Education Director and Professor of Internal Medicine. Dr. Appelbaum is Core Faculty for the FSUCOM-TMH Internal Medicine Residency, Internal Medicine, FSU.

Prior to his appointment at the FSU College of Medicine, Dr. Appelbaum was Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Medical Director for Brigham & Women's Physician Group in Massachusetts. He served at the medical director for Fenway Community Health in Boston, and prior to that he was in private practice in Northeastern Connecticut.

He also served as consulting staff in medical oncology at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Dr. Appelbaum also was the founding medical director for the Hospice of Northeastern Connecticut.


B.A. (with Honors in Chemistry), cum laude, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, 1975

M.D., University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, 1979

Internal Medicine Residency, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA, 1979-1982

Board Certified, Internal Medicine, 1982

Board Certified, Geriatric Medicine, 1988, 1998, 2008

Board Certified, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 1994, 2006

Credentialed, American Academy of HIV Medicine, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015


Board of Directors, HealthNet of New England, 1988-1994

Governor's Council, Connecticut Chapter, American College of Physicians, 1992-1994

Chapter President, Massachusetts Society of Internal Medicine, 1998

Transitional Governor, Massachusetts Chapter American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, 1998-1999

Secretary, American Academy of HIV Medicine, 2004-2006; Treasurer 2012-present

Steering Committee, Group on Diversity and Inclusion, Association of American Medical Colleges, 2010-2011

Chair, Steering Committee, Florida chapter, American Academy of HIV Medicine, 2009-present

Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Council, FSU-COM 2011-2015

Steering Committee, Florida HIV/AIDS Research Consortium 2011-2013

Member, HIV Workforce Committee, American College of Physicians Foundation 2011

Subinternship Committee, Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine 2011-2013

Member, Board of Directors, American Academy of HIV Medicine 2011-present

Board of Directors and Chair, Governance Committee, HealthHIV 2012-present

Member, Medical School to Residency Transition Committee, Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine, 2013-present

Member, Research Advisory Committee, FSUCOM, 2013-present

Treasurer, Big Bend Cares Board of Directors, 2009-present


Gold Humanism Honor Society, Arnold Gold Foundation, FSU-COM, 2013

Outstanding Senior Faculty Educator 2010-2011, FSU-COM

White House Conference on HIV and Aging, 2010

Nominee for AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award, 2010

Laurie L. Dozier Jr., M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine


American College of Physicians

American Hospice and Palliative Medicine Association (founding member)

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

American Geriatrics Society

American Academy of HIV Medicine

Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine

Florida Geriatrics Society

Research Focus

Aging and HIV

LGBT Health Disparities


1. Appelbaum J, Stubbe JA. Enolase catalyzed beta,gamma-alpha,beta isomerization of 2-phospho-3-butenoic acid to (Z)-phosphoenol-alpha-ketobutyrate. Biochemistry. 1975;14(17):3908-12.

2. Gore JM, Appelbaum JS, Greene HL, Dexter L, Dalen JE. Occult cancer in patients with acute pulmonary embolism. Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(5):556-60.

3. Appelbaum JS, Wilding G, Morse LJ. Yersinia enterocolitica endocarditis. Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(11):2150-1.

4. Mayer K, Appelbaum J, Rogers T, Lo W, Bradford J, Boswell S. The evolution of the Fenway Community Health model. Am J Public Health. 2001;91(6):892-4.

5. Appelbaum JS, Elion R, Gallant JE, Henry K, Newman MD, Saag MS, Sax PE. Who Should Be Providing HIV Care? AIDS Clinical Care. 2006;18(3):21-24.

6. Molokwu CN, Appelbaum JS, Miksad RA. Detection of prostate cancer following gender reassignment. BJU Int. 2008;101(2):259; author reply 259-60.

7. Simone MJ, Appelbaum J. HIV in older adults. Geriatrics. 2008;63(12):6-12.

8. Appelbaum, J. Scheduling of Tests. In: Clinical Medicine Greene HL, ed. Boston (MA): Mosby-Yearbook, Inc;1996. p. 59.

9. Appelbaum JS. Late Adulthood and Aging: Clinical Approaches. In: Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health (Makadon HJ, Mayer KH, Potter J and Goldhammer H, editors). Philadelphia (PA): American College of Physicians;2007. p. 135-158.

10. Mayer K, Lasalvia T, Church D, Peterson N, Kwong J, Appelbaum J, Boswell S. Non-Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) vs HIV in a Boston Community Health Center. Infectious Disease Society of America annual meeting. 1998.

11. Goldhammer H, Mayer KH, Grasso C, Golub S, Appelbaum J, Feuer J, Cohen D, Averbach A, Bertrand T. Behavioral Risk Assessment of MSM Screened for STI at a Boston Community Health Center. Presented at National STD Conference, Philadelphia PA. 2004.

12. Towner W, Haigney Z, Sension MG, Wohlfeiler M, Gathe J, Appelbaum JS et al. Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Etravirine With and Without Darunavir and/or Raltegravir in Treatment-Experienced Patients: Preliminary Analysis of TMC125-C214 Early Access Program (EAP) in the US. Presented at the 17th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2008). Mexico City, Mexico, August 3-8, 2008.

13. Towner W, Lalezari J, Sension MG, Wohlfeiler M, Gathe J, Appelbaum JS, Bellman P, Gottlieb MS, Ryan R, Nijs S, Hoogstoel, A, Van Solingen-Ristea R, Witek J. Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Etravirine with and without Darunavir/ritonavir and/or Raltegravir in Treatment-Experienced Patients: Analysis of the Etravirine Early Access Program in the United States. 2010, JAIDS;53(5):614-618.

14. Simone MJ, Appelbaum JS. Medical Concerns in HIV-Positive Aging. Focus: A Guide to AIDS Research and Counseling. 2009:24(3):1-4.

15. Appelbaum, JS. Cardiac Health Adherence. QuantiaMD series on Primary Care Issues in HIV. 2009:

16. Simone MJ, Appelbaum JS. Addressing the Needs of Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Adults. Clinical Geriatrics. 2011:19(2), 38-45.

17. Work Group for the HIV and Aging Consensus Project. (2012). Summary Report from the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Aging Consensus Project: Treatment Strategies for Clinicians Managing Older Individuals with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 60 (5), 974-979.

18.Appelbaum, J. S., & McCormick, W. (2011). The HIV and Aging Consensus Project: Recommended Treatment Strategies for Clinicians Managing Older Patients with HIV. American Academy of HIV Medicine, American Geriatrics Society,AIDS Community Research Intitative of America. Retrieved from

19. Appelbaum, J. S. (2011). Approach to Liver Chemistry Tests. In P. C. Alguire (Ed.), Internal Medicine Essentials for Students: A Companion to MKSAP for Students 5 (pp. 68-69). Philadelphia, PA.

20. Appelbaum, J. S. (2010). Chapter 3.1: HIV and Aging. In Hardy, D. (Ed.), AAHIVM Fundamentals of HIV Medicine: 2010-2011 (pp. 2-8). American Academy of HIV Medicine.

21. Agens, J., Appelbaum, J. S., Baker, S., Brummel-Smith, K., Friedman, E., Harrison, S. L., Kutner, M., & McKenzie, J. (2016). Fourth-Year Medical Student Charting of Older Persons' Cognitive and Functional Status. Fam Med, 48(1), 61-3.

22. Vu, T. R., Angus, S. V., Aronowitz, P. B., Harrell, H. E., Levine, M. A., Carbo, A., Whelton, S., Ferris, A., Appelbaum, J. S., McNeill, D. B., Ismail, N. J., Elnicki, D. M., & Group, Cdim-Apdim Committee on Transitions to Internship. (2015). The Internal Medicine Subinternship-Now More Important than Ever : A Joint CDIM-APDIM Position Paper. J Gen Intern Med, 30(9), 1369-1375.

23. Appelbaum, J. S., Masters, P., Defer, T., Hingle, S., Trowbridge, R., & Vu, R. (Eds.). (2015). Internal Medicine Essentials Text and Questions. American College of Physicians/Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine.

24. Hardy, D., Appelbaum, J., Arduino, R., Kirshner, J., Short, W., & Gilliam, B. (Eds.). (in press). Fundamentals of HIV Medicine. Oxford University Press.

25. Sangarlangkarn, A., Wyatt, C., & Appelbaum, J. (2015). The HIV and Aging Curriculum [Monograph]. MedEdPORTAL Publications, 2015.

26. Simone-Skidmore, M. J., Meyer, H., Eskildsen, M. A., & Appelbaum, J. S. (2015). LGBT Aging: Clinical Approaches. In H. J. Makadon, K. H. Mayer, J. Potter, & H. Goldhammer (Eds.), Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health, 2nd edition. Philadelphia, PA: American College of Physicians.

27. Appelbaum, J. (2016). CME questions for LGBT Health. In Annette Medina-Walpole, James T. Pacala, & Jane F. Potter (Eds.), Geriatric Review Syllabus, 9th edition. American Geriatrics Society.

28. Sangarlangkarn, A., Avihingsanon, A., & Appelbaum, J. (in press). Application of Geriatric Principles and Care Models in HIV and Aging. In Mark Brennan-Ing (Ed.), 'HIV and Aging' (working title) A volume in the series 'Interdisciplinary Topics in Gerontology and Geriatrics' (25 pages). New York: S. Karger AG.

29. Appelbaum, J. S., Simone-Skidmore, M. J., & Eskildsen, M. A. (contract). The Health of LGBT Elders. Manuscript under contract for publication, Santa Barbara, CA.