Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California, San Diego, USA
Scott Letendre, M.D., is Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry in Residence in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Letendre performs translational, patient-oriented research of the central nervous system complications of chronic infections like HIV and CMV. This includes cohort studies and clinical trials that focus on the pharmacokinetics of antiretrovirals, the neurological effects of comorbidities and polypharmacy, and the biomarker correlates of disease. Dr. Letendre is the recipient of a K24 mentoring award from the National Institute of Mental Health. He is the past Chair of the Neurology Collaborative Science Group of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group, Co-Chair of the International Workshop on HIV & Aging, and Chair of the UCSD Institutional Biosafety Committee. He has participated in international research in China, India, Romania, Russia, Zambia, and Mozambique. Dr. Letendre balances his research activities with outpatient and inpatient clinical care of persons with HIV and other infectious diseases. He also teaches in the Microbiology course at the UCSD School of Medicine. Dr. Letendre has co-authored over 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts published in journals such as AIDS, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Journal of Infectious Diseases, Journal of Neurovirology, Journal of Virology, Lancet HIV, and Neurology.