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Judith Aberg

  • SENIOR FACULTY Medicine, Infectious Diseases
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Specialty

Certifications

  • Infectious Disease

Education

  • MD, Penn State College of Medicine

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Cleveland Clinic Hospital

  • Fellowship, Infectious Disease
    Washington University Medical Center

Biography

    Judith A. Aberg, MD
    Dr. George Baehr Professor of Clinical Medicine

    A nationally-renowned researcher in the field of HIV and AIDS, Dr. Aberg has been instrumental in developing national, state, and local guidelines for HIV prevention and the care of HIV-infected persons. Her reputation as a scientific leader has been well established herself through her ongoing clinical research activities in HIV-related opportunistic infections, vaccine response, and complications of HIV disease, including studies of the pathogenesis of inflammation that contributes to the co-morbidities associated with the aging of those with HIV infection.

    Dr. Aberg, who was recruited to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai earlier this year, serves as Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology and Director of the Infectious Diseases Clinical and Translational Research Center.

    A thought leader in the study of infectious diseases, Dr. Aberg is a highly sought-after speaker and frequently lectures at international and national HIV/AIDS conferences, symposia, and workshops.  Dr. Aberg serves on panels for the New York State Department of Health, the International AIDS Society-USA, and the Department of Health and Human Services. She was also Chair of the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA), an organization representing more than 5,000 HIV providers advocating for policies to ensure a comprehensive response to the AIDS pandemic informed by science and social justice. This past year she was elected as the HIVMA representative to the Infectious Disease Society of America‚Äôs Board of Directors.

    Dr. Aberg is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and has participated in more than 100 clinical trials.  She is Co-Editor-in-Chief for HIV Clinical Trials, serves on the editorial board for two infectious disease journals, and is an ad hoc reviewer for more than 15 journals.

    Dr. Aberg earned her medical degree from Pennsylvania State University.  She completed her internal medicine residency and chief resident year at the Cleveland Clinic before going on to complete an Infectious Disease fellowship at the Washington University School of Medicine.  Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Aberg was Director of Infectious Diseases and Immunology and the Jeffrey Bergstein Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine and the Director of Virology at Bellevue Hospital Center, positions she had held since joining the NYU faculty in 2004.  Previously, she served as Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the AIDS Clinical Trial Unit at the University of California, San Francisco and later as Associate Professor and Director of HIV Services at Washington University.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Aberg during 2013 and/or 2014. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Consulting:

  • Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC

Scientific Advisory Board:

  • AbbVie Inc.; Amgen Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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