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Donald Apakama
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Donald Apakama, MD

Emergency Medicine

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About Me

Donald “DJ” Apakama, MD, MS, is a former Sinai EM chief resident and EMRA Informatics Committee Chair whose academic interest center on research, diversity & inclusion, and clinical informatics. Additionally, he holds a M.S.in Nutrition from Columbia and is currently working on a second Masters degree in Bioinformatics.

After graduating from residency, Dr. Apakama continued at Mount Sinai as an NIH T-32 research fellow through the clinical scientist training program (CSTP), and is currently pursuing a master's in biomedical informatics at Oregon Health and Science University. Nationally, he is an active member of ACEP’s HIT committee and emergency medicine informatics section, as well as AAEM’s diversity, equity, & inclusion committee. At the hospital level, he serves as a founding faculty mentor to the residency diversity & inclusion committee, and as a member of numerous other system-wide and departmental committees. Dr. Apakama splits his clinical time between Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Elmhurst Hospital.    

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Emergency Medicine
Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Morningside
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Mount Sinai Brooklyn
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai West