Prof. Paul Volberding University of California San Francisco, USA

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Paul Volberding is a Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); Director of the AIDS Research Institute; and Co-Director of the UCSF-GIVI Center for AIDS Research. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Chicago and the University of Minnesota, respectively. He completed... read morehis fellowship in Medical Oncology at UCSF. For 20 years, Dr. Volberding's professional activities centered at San Francisco General Hospital, where he established a model program of AIDS care, research, and professional education. His research career began with investigations of HIV-related malignancies but shifted to clinical trials of antiretroviral drugs. He helped lead early studies in asymptomatic infection that led to the concept of HIV disease as the target of treatment. He more recently served as the Chief of Medicine at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Dr. Volberding has written many research and review articles. He is the co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (JAIDS). He has written several textbooks including Sande’s HIV/AIDS Medicine and the companion text, Global Care, specifically for use in resource limited settings. He is the founder and chair of the board of the International Antiviral Society-USA. He was the President of the HIV Medical Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. He was elected a member of the Institute of Medicine, now the National Academy of Medicine in 1999. In 2014 he was elected as a Master of the American College of Physicians.