Carlos del Rio
Dean of the School of Medicine at Grady Hospital
Dr. Carlos del Rio studied medicine at the Mexican School of Medicine at La Salle University (77-83) and did his residency in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Emory University in Atlanta, USA where he was also Chief Resident. In 1989 Dr. del Rio returned to Mexico where he was Director General of the National Council for the Prevention and Control of AIDS (CONASIDA) from 1992 - 1996. During his stay in Mexico, Dr. del Rio was a professor of Nosology and Infectious Diseases, both at the Faculty of Medicine of La Salle University. He was also a physician at the Hospital Angeles del Pedregal where he served as Chief of Infectious Diseases and Director of the Infection Control Programme. In November 1996 Dr. del Rio returned to Emory University where he is currently Professor of Internal Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health. He was Head of the Department of Global Health at Emory University School of Public Health from 2009 to 2019 and is currently the Dean of the School of Medicine at Grady Hospital. Dr. Del Rio is co-director of the AIDS Research Center, co-director of the HIV/AIDS clinical trials unit and the vaccine research unit. Dr. del Rio is a member of the Board of Governors of the International Antiviral Society-USA and served as HIVMA Chair of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) in 2015-16 and is currently Vice President of IDSA. He is also Chair of the PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Committee and Editor-in-Chief for HIV/AIDS of NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases and Associate Editor of Clinical Infectious Diseases as well as a member of the editorial boards of Journal of AIDS and Global Public Health. Dr. del Rio has published more than 450 journal articles and co-authored 30 book chapters. Dr. Del Rio has received numerous honours and recognitions including his election to the US National Academy of Medicine in 2013 and was elected as the Secretary for International Relations of the National Academy of Medicine for the term 2020 - 2024.