Jay Gladstein, M.D. was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Vassar College, he returned to the Northwest, teaching public school in Seattle. This was during the peak years of the HIV epidemic, and Dr. Gladstein felt its impact on his own community. After losing a close friend and mentor to HIV in 1992, Dr. Gladstein was moved to join the care community by becoming a physician himself. He completed a postbaccalaureate premed program at University of Washington and then entered the USC School of Medicine in 1997. He has made Los Angeles home since.
Dr. Gladstein completed his internal medicine residency and infectious diseases fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Having been a teacher before medical school, he remains committed to education. Dr. Gladstein helped establish APLA’s Olympic facility as one of the clinical rotations sites for Cedars-Sinai’s Internal Medicine residents. He is currently on the faculty as an assistant clinical professor at the UCLA School of Medicine.
Dr. Gladstein has been principal investigator of numerous clinical trials designed to advance HIV treatment and prevention. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.