University of California
Dr. Doug Richman is director of University of California San Diego’s Center for AIDS Research and director of the Research Center for AIDS and HIV Infection at VA San Diego Healthcare System. He is also a Professor of Pathology and Medicine at UCSD and the Florence Seeley Riford Chair in AIDS Research.
A virologist, Richman was an early AIDS investigator who led several of the original drug treatment studies of HIV infection. His lab first identified HIV drug resistance and was one of the first to describe latent infection of blood lymphocytes by HIV. Richman is a member of the global panel of AIDS experts that published a May 2000 article in the Journal of the American Medical Association recommending drug resistance testing in HIV patients. Richman is a member of the International AIDS Society-USA, and he chaired the Steering Committee on Research and Drug Development for the World Health Organization's Global Programme on AIDS. Dr. Richman received his AB from Dartmouth College and his MD at Stanford University, where he completed his residency.