Robert L. Brandt, Jr., MD

Clinical Professor, Family Medicine

Robert L. Brandt, Jr., M.D., clinical professor of family medicine, is a graduate of the charter class of the Wright State University School of Medicine. Elected president his senior year, he received the Outstanding Graduate Award as the person "who most exemplifies the goals and ideals of primary care and the Wright State School of Medicine." After completing residency he started a solo, private practice and served as medical director of the Greene Hall chemical dependency treatment unit at Greene Memorial Hospital until 1993. He is certified in the treatment of chemical dependency by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Brandt has served patients with HIV/AIDS as well as those at risk for HIV infection throughout his career. When he was a medical student, the first patients with HIV were being identified. In the middle of his career, the diagnosis of HIV was a fatal diagnosis, but now the disease is a chronic illness. Dr. Brandt cares for both the medical and psychosocial services of his patients and has a philosophy of care based on prevention and a holistic approach to treatment of patients, family members and significant others. He has managed more than 2,000 HIV/AIDS patients over his career and is credentialed as an HIV/AIDS specialist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine. He has been a member of the Ohio Department of Health AIDS Advisory Committee since its inception in 1983 and was cofounder and chair of the Dayton Area AIDS Task Force in 1983. After its incorporation as a not-for-profit, charitable organization in 1987, he served as president. Currently, he is an honorary board member of AIDS Resource Center Ohio, a member of the Ohio AIDS Coalition and serves on the formulary committee of the Ryan White AIDS Drug Assistance Program in Ohio. In 2009, he joined the WSU Department of Family Medicine faculty practice where he continues to see both primary care and HIV/AIDS patients as well as teach. He received the WSU Outstanding Alumni Award from the College of Science and Mathematics (2001), was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (2002) and won a life achievement award from the Greater Dayton Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center (2012).


American Board of Family Medicine (1988 - current)
American Society of Addiction Medicine (1987)
American Academy of HIV Medicine - Credentialed HIV/AIDS Specialist

Clinical Expertise

Family Medicine
Addiction Medicine
STD Medicine
Gay and Lesbian Health Issues
Transgender Medicine

Education History

M.D.: Wright State University School of Medicine (1980)

Residency: Wright State University Affiliated Hospitals (1983) (Family Practice)

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

American Academy of HIV Medicine
American Academy of Family Physicians
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
International Association of Physicians for AIDS Care
American Society of Addiction Medicine

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