Jeffrey Kwong


Division of Advanced Nursing Practice

Newark Health Sciences

SSB 1025B

(973) 972-9943

Specialty: HIV, aging, LGBT health

Dr. Kwong is a widely respected authority in the field of HIV treatment and prevention. He was a past president for the National Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and currently serves as Co-Medical Director for the American Academy of HIV Medicine’s HIV and Aging Initiative. Additionally, he is a Clinical Ambassador for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Let’s Stop HIV” campaign, part of the national End the Epidemic initiative.

In addition to his expertise in HIV clinical care, Dr. Kwong also is a leading expert in the provision of care to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, with a special emphasis on older LGBT adults. Having created and led several U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration-funded, multi-year programs, Dr. Kwong’s work has demonstrated the feasibility and benefits of nurse-led models of care for older LGBT adults. He has successfully implemented programs that merge the strengths of academic medical institutions, community-based organizations, and health professional training programs into successful partnerships that can address the unique challenges of the aging LGBT community. He brought his expertise as a nursing leader and advocate to Rutgers in order to advance the school’s standing as one of the top institutions for advanced practice nursing.

Dr. Kwong served as Program Director of the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Program at Columbia University  before assuming his most recent position as Professor at Rutgers University. Before his earlier appointment at Rutgers, he was an assistant professor at the University of Colorado – part of a career that has spanned numerous academic and clinical responsibilities over more than 25 years.

Dr. Kwong earned his doctoral degree from the University of Colorado and his master’s degree in nursing from the University of California San Francisco. He also holds a master’s degree in public health, and a bachelor’s degree in social welfare, both from the University of California. Additionally, he holds a post-masters certificate in geriatric primary care from New York University. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), is certified by the American Nurse Credentialing Center, the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board, and is credentialed as an HIV Specialist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine.