Dr. Robert R. Redfield, Jr. has been actively engaged in clinical research and clinical care of chronic human viral infections and infectious diseases, especially HIV, for more than 30 years. Dr. Redfield is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine and infectious diseases training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Walter Army Institute of Research. He served as the founding director of the Department of Retroviral Research within the Military’s HIV Research Program and retired after 20 years of service in the US Army Medical Corp when he cofounded the University of Maryland’s Institute of Human Virology with Dr. William Blattner and Dr. Robert C. Gallo.

He is currently a Professor of Medicine, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and serves as the IHV Associate Director and Director of the Division of Clinical Care and Research, as well as the Chief of Infectious Diseases and Associate Chair of Medicine for Finance within the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Dr. Redfield made several important early contributions to our understanding of HIV, to include the demonstration of the importance of heterosexual transmission and the development of the Walter Reed staging system for HIV infection. His dominant area of research interest is focused the development of novel biological approaches to the treatment of chronic viral pathogens with a particular focus on targeting host cell pathways and host directed immunity for their therapeutic potential. Dr. Redfield’s research focus is driven by his goal to develop durable treatment for persons living with HIV infection and other chronic viral infections in the United States and throughout the world, including resource limited settings.

Presently, Dr. Redfield oversees an extensive clinical program providing HIV care and mtreatment to more than 5,000 patients in the Baltimore/Washington DC community. He also leads extensive USG funded global care and treatment, and post-graduate medical education programs, which are currently active in 5 African and 2 Caribbean countries

. Dr Redfield has an honorary degree from the Medical College of New York and has served as a member of the United States Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), as well as being the Chair of the International Subcommittee for PACHA. He has also previously completed terms on NIH’s Advisory Council for the Office of AIDS Research, the Advisory Board of NIH’s Fogarty International Center, and the FDA Anti-Infectives Advisory Committee.


Robert R. Redfield


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