Paul Volberding, MD
I was trained in Medical Oncology but became involved in the early AIDS epidemic in San Francisco based at San Francisco General Hospital. I have worked in clinical trials in HIV-related malignancies but primarily in the development of antiretroviral therapy. I was the PI and co-director with Warner Greene of the NIAID-funded UCSF-Gladstone Center for AIDS Research supporting the large community of HIV investigators in San Francisco. CFAR provides core services, pilot grants to early career stage investigators and supports a comprehensive mentorship program. In the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute I served as a member of the Board of Directors and formerly directed the Global Health Program. I stepped down as the Chief of the Medical Service at the San Francisco VA Medical Center in 2012 to become the Director of the UCSF AIDS Research Institute. The ARI is the comprehensive University organization that links all HIV/AIDS research programs and is the central focus for communications, media relations and philanthropic support for this internationally recognized response to the HIV epidemic. Recently, the ARI became the administrative home for a unique initiative to cure HIV infection funded by amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research. I serve as the Director of the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure, working with leading scientists at UCSF, the Gladstone Institute for Virology and Immunology, and the Vitalant (formerly the Blood Systems) Research Institute. I also served as the Associate Chair of the UCSF Department of Medicine for Global Health. My clinical appointment is at the VA as a retired volunteer physician where I maintain an active HIV outpatient practice. I am the Clinical Editor in Chief of the Journal of the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndromes and served as the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Accordia Global AIDS Foundation and the Infectious Diseases Institute at Makerere University in Kampala Uganda. I was a board member of the Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation. I am an active member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) of the National Academy of Sciences and am the founder and Board Chair of the International Antiviral Society-USA.