HIV / Chronic Hepatitis / PrEP / STI Care

The HIV track provides a myriad of opportunities to develop advanced expertise through focused clinical training and research in HIV care, HIV prevention, STIs, LGBTQIA+ care, and Hepatitis C. A plan is developed for each fellow in the track, tailored to meet their individual interests and career goals.


  • HIV primary/specialty care and Hepatitis C treatment at Montefiore’s renowned, multispecialty Center for Positive Living (CPL)/ID Clinic
    • 1 half-day/week in the 1st year
    • 1 or more half-days/week in the 2nd year and beyond
  • Clinic sessions at the multidisciplinary, multispecialty Oval Center at Montefiore, an outpatient center of excellence for STI care, HIV prevention (PEP, PrEP), and LGBTQIA+ care, with a new HIV program aimed at LGBTQIA+ individuals ages 16-30.
    • 1 or more half-days/week in the 2nd year and beyond
  • Clinical precepting by HIV, STI, HIV prevention, LGBTQIA+, or Hepatitis C experts at every session. Multidisciplinary support at each site.
  • Additional opportunities are also available for training in trans care, buprenorphine therapy, advanced contraceptive care, and high resolution anoscopy.


  • Clinical, epidemiologic, quality, translational, implementation science, or basic science research and other projects in HIV, HIV prevention, STIs, or Hepatitis C testing, care, prevention, and complications
  • Opportunities for international HIV work
  • Involvement in multi-centered NIH or industry-sponsored clinical trials
  • Attendance at divisional clinical research meetings
  • Planned presentation of research at IDWeek, CROI, International AIDS Society, ID Society of New York, Department of Medicine research symposia, and other meetings.

Formal Instruction and Teaching Opportunities

  • Teaching by nationally known experts in HIV, STI, HIV prevention, and Hepatitis C diagnosis, care, and prevention, with formal curricula to guide learning
  • Option for advanced training in clinical research and biostatistics through the Einstein CRTP
  • Active participation in an AIDS Center grand rounds lecture series, including presentations at AIDS Center Grand Rounds in the 2nd year and beyond
  • Involvement in HIV quality improvement meetings and projects through the monthly AIDS Center QI Committee
  • Attendance at regular HIV provider meetings
  • Instructor in the Einstein MSII Micro/I.D. course
  • Lecturer on HIV, STI, LGBTQIA+, or Hepatitis C during the I.D. Fellows’ Introductory Lecture Series in the 2nd year and beyond
  • Presentation at journal clubs at the Montefiore AIDS Center
  • Additional opportunities to attend trainings in HIV care, HIV prevention, trans care, and STIs

Featured Faculty

  • Jacqueline Achkar

    Jacqueline Achkar, M.D.

    Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

  • Kathryn Anastos

    Kathryn Anastos, MD

    Patient Care and Research in women, in the United States and Rawanda

  • Joan Berman

    Joan Berman, PhD

    CNS HIV infection and neurAIDS

  • Raffaele Bernardo

    Raffaele Bernardo, DO

    Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

  • James Brust

    James Brust, MD

    Focusing on the dual epidemics of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) and HIV in South Africa

  • John Chan

    John Chan, MD

    Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

  • Uriel Felsen

    Uriel Felsen, MD, MS

    Clinical studies in HIV

  • Harris Goldstein

    Harris Goldstein, MD

    HIV Pathogenesis

  • Robert Grossberg

    Robert Grossberg, MD

    Clinical studies in HIV

  • Betsy Herold

    Betsy Herold, MD

    Prevention of HIV and HSV and other sexually transmitted diseases

  • Ganjam Kalpana

    Ganjam Kalpana, PhD

    Molecular Genetic Analysis of Tumor Suppressor INI1/hSNF5 in HIV-1 Replication and Cancer

  • Marla Keller

    Marla Keller, MD

    HIV and women, topical microbicides, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), HIV clinical trials, women's health, HIV and herpes prevention

  • Gregoire Lauvau

    Gregoire Lauvau, PhD

    Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

  • Vinayaka R. Prasad

    Vinayaka R. Prasad, PhD

    HIV-1 budding, a novel target for therapeutics; HIV associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND)

  • Anjali Sharma

    Anjali Sharma, MD

    Metabolic complications of HIV and aging

  • Jonathan Shuler

    Jonathan Shuler, MD

    Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

  • Julian A. Torres

    Julian A. Torres, MD

    HIV prevention, implementation science

  • Louis Weiss

    Louis Weiss, MD, MPH

    Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

  • Barry S. Zingman

    Barry S. Zingman, MD

    AIDS Center Clinical Director and Moses (West Campus) Clinical Director.

    Clinical sites include (1) the Center for Positive Living/I.D. Clinic, for HIV, Hepatitis C, and general Infectious Diseases care; (2) The Oval Center at Montefiore, which provides screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, HIV pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis programs, LGBT care, and Hepatitis C care; and (3) other inpatient and outpatient sites at the Moses Division of Montefiore Medical Center.