Dr. Cliff Okada

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About Me

I have been in the field of HIV/AIDS since 2004, and have been taking care of HIV positive patients as a physician since 2013.

I have always had an inclination towards the field of public health and gravitated towards causes where the needs were greatest. After seeing the suffering and tragedies caused by the HIV/AIDS pandemic on a global scale, it was obvious where I would devote my efforts moving forward. My interest in HIV medicine was solidified and I decided to join AHF in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

The decision to work at AHF was quite honestly an easy one; the mission of the organization is exemplary and the heart of the organization remains impressively driven and ambitious. My passion for HIV medicine finds alignment with AHF's mission, and I am happy to find an organization that allows this passion to flourish.

As I often tell new patients recently diagnosed with HIV, I believe people living with HIV can and will live a long and full life despite the virus. It is one of the first messages I try to convey, and I am fully confident it is an achievable goal for all individuals with HIV/AIDS. With my training and background in primary care medicine, I hope to promote this goal and devote my efforts towards the long term health and well-being of my patients.

About AHF Healthcare Center – Downtown Los Angeles & Long Beach

AHF Healthcare Centers provide advanced medical care designed specifically for HIV-positive clients. Our AHF Services providers are knowledgeable of up-to-the-minute developments in HIV medical care. In addition, AHF Healthcare Centers are often part of the research teams testing new medications to fight HIV. If you’re looking for STD testing and treatment, please visit: freestdcheck.org

Medical Groups & Plans

We accept – Ryan White and many insurance plans, please call to validate yours.

Training, Certifications, and Licensing

Master's in Public Health (MPH), 2013
Doctor of Medicine (MD)
New York Medical College


Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2013
New York Medical College

Cor et Manus Award of Distinction, 2013
New York Medical College


Family Medicine Residency 
White Memorial Medical Center 

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Years in Practice