Judith Aberg, MD, FIDA, FACP Appointed Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr. Aberg has been actively involved in the development of national, state and local guidelines regarding HIV prevention and treatment.

New York
 – January 15, 2014 /Press Release/  –– 

Judith Aberg, MD, FIDSA, FACP, a nationally-renowned researcher in the field of HIV & AIDS, has been appointed Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  Dr. Aberg was formerly the Jeffrey Bergstein Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases & Immunology at the New York University School of Medicine and the Director of Virology at Bellevue Hospital Center.  She is also a Principal Investigator of an NIAID-supported AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU) at the NYU School of Medicine.

In recent years, Dr. Aberg has focused her work in recent years on HIV-associated co-morbidities and coinfections and has been actively involved in the development of national, state and local guidelines regarding HIV prevention and treatment.

"To call Dr. Aberg a leader in the field of HIV research would be an understatement," said Barbara Murphy, MD, Chair, Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  "Having led or participated in more than 100 studies and more than 30 grant-funded projects, Judith Aberg brings a deep understanding of the challenges that remain in the fight against HIV and AIDS – a fight that she carries out with a passion.  She will help keep Mount Sinai not just on the forefront of HIV research and treatment, but also in the vanguard of infectious diseases as a whole."

"I look forward to working closely with our clinicians and researchers in fields from travel medicine to HIV and AIDS – diseases that affect millions of people in New York and worldwide," said Dr. Aberg.  "Finding cures and ensuring access to treatments for our patients is the sole motivation for me and my distinguished colleagues here at Mount Sinai, and I’m proud to lead this dynamic, tireless team."

Dr. Aberg received her medical degree from The Pennsylvania State University. She did her Internal Medicine Residency at The Cleveland Clinic where she was named Chief Resident. Following a  fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, Dr. Aberg served as an Assistant Professor and co-Director of the AIDS Clinical Trial Unit at the University of California, San Francisco.  She then returned to Washington University to become an Associate Professor and Director of HIV services.  In 2004, Dr. Aberg became Director of the AIDS Clinical Trials Unit at NYU Langone Medical Center and also at the Virology Clinic at Bellevue Hospital Center.

About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven member hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The System includes approximately 6,600 primary and specialty care physicians, 12-minority-owned free-standing ambulatory surgery centers, over 45 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island, as well as 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health funding and by U.S. News & World Report.

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