Shyamasundaran Kottilil, MD, PhD
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Elected 2017

Dr. Kottilil is Professor of Medicine and the Associate Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Institute of Human Virology (IHV), University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD. Dr. Kottilil continues to work as the Scientific Director of the NIH-District of Columbia Program for AIDS Progress. He received his medical degree from Government Medical College, Trichur, India, PhD (immunology of HIV infection) from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, completed a residency in Internal Medicine from Brown University, Rhode Island and a fellowship in infectious diseases from the National Institutes of Health under Dr. Anthony S. Fauci.

His specific interests include pathogenesis of chronic viral infections and translational research for eradicating infections by targeting the virus and the host. Our ongoing efforts are focused on establishing immune correlates for functional cure for chronic viral infections, especially those who are also infected with HIV infection.

He has conducted several pivotal investigator-initiated studies in hepatitis C and has authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Kottilil served as one of the founding members of the IDSA/AASLD national hepatitis C treatment guidance panel.