Fundación Huésped, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Pedro Cahn, M.D., Ph.D, is Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Buenos Aires University Medical School and Scientific Director of the Huesped Foundation. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Buenos Aires Medical School. Dr. Cahn has been working in infectious diseases for the last 45 years and involved in the HIV/AIDS arena since 1982. He founded the first infectious diseases unit within a public hospital in Argentina, the Infectious Diseases Division at the Juan A. Fernandez Hospital, where he has served as Division Chief and he is now Senior Consultant. He has been a member of the National AIDS Committee (Argentina) since 1988. He has been involved with international working groups and conferences on AIDS since 1989, including the 1st IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment, and the XVII International AIDS Conference which he chaired. He is a Past-President of the International AIDS Society and an external advisor for UNAIDS, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Pan-American Health Organization, UNITAID, Doctors without Borders, as well as a member of the antiretroviral guidelines panel both for WHO and a former member of the guidelines panel of the International Antiviral Society-USA (IAS-USA). In 2014 Dr. Cahn received the distinction of Illustrious Citizen of the City of Buenos Aires and was awarded the Senator Domingo Faustino Sarmiento mention of Honor by the Honorable Argentine Senate. Dr. Cahn has published more than 190 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and has authored important book chapters.