Marwan Haddad, MD, MPH, Medical Director of the Center for Key Populations at Community Health Center, Inc. has been named the next chair-elect of the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA).
HIVMA is a national organization of medical professionals who practice HIV medicine. They represent the interest of HIV healthcare providers, researchers, and patients by promoting quality HIV care and serving as advocates for policies.
Dr. Haddad previously served on the HIVMA Board of Directors from 2017-2020 and is filling the vacancy left by Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, FIDSA, who was appointed by President-Elect Biden to serve as his designee to be the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“I am honored to be appointed chair-elect of HIVMA. Being a family-practice HIV primary care provider at a federally qualified community health center and receiving this appointment underscores HIVMA’s vision and its recognition that primary care and non-Infectious Diseases physicians and advanced practice providers have an important role to play in ending the HIV epidemic,” said Dr. Haddad. “Fighting against stigma relating to HIV, sexual orientation, gender identity, and substance use, as well as addressing the social determinants of health and systemic racism fueling health disparities, are central to HIVMA’s and my commitment in striving to end this four decades-long epidemic.”