An ongoing dialogue on HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases,
About the author
Paul Sax is Clinical Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. A past Editor-in-Chief of NEJM Journal Watch HIV/AIDS, he left that position in 2014 to assume that role for Open Forum Infectious Diseases. He is the HIV section editor for UpToDate, and is actively involved in HIV research, clinical practice, and teaching. Dr. Sax is the Associate Program Director for the Mass General Brigham fellowship in Infectious Diseases, is on the core faculty of the International Antiviral Society – USA, and teaches regularly on HIV and infectious diseases locally, nationally, and internationally. In addition to his clinical practice and teaching, Dr. Sax’s ongoing areas of research include clinical trials of antiretroviral therapies, cost-effectiveness of management strategies for HIV, and toxicity of antiretroviral therapy. He is presently the principal investigator at the BWH AIDS Clinical Trials Unit, and is a member of the Cost-Effectiveness of Preventing AIDS Complications (CEPAC) Research Group.
Paul lives in Brookline with his wife, Carolyn — a pediatrician at Hyde Park Pediatrics — and they have two children. Paul knew he was destined to become an Infectious Diseases specialist when, in the early 1980s, he found everything he heard in medical school about the newly identified disease AIDS absolutely fascinating — and also sometimes caught himself daydreaming about cephalosporins. He can be seen riding his bicycle to work down Longwood Avenue, even in the dead of winter, and has continued to love Boston since moving here more than 30 years ago, despite remaining an ardent fan of the New York Yankees.
Here is more about Paul, including his disclosure statement.