Chief of DGHA HIV Care and Treatment Branch:Jonathan Kaplan, MD, PhD
Dr. Jonathan Kaplan was educated at Cornell University, Ithaca NY and Cornell University Medical College, NY, NY. He trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases at the University of New Mexico affiliated hospitals, Albuquerque, NM. He was in the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) class of 1980 and has worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since that time—in HIV/AIDS since 1994 and in international HIV/AIDS since 2003.
In his current position, Chief, HIV Care and Treatment Branch, Division of Global HIV/AIDS (DGHA), CDC Center for Global Health (CGH), Dr. Kaplan is responsible for implementation of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in African and Asian countries. In addition, he co-chairs the PEPFAR Care and Treatment Steering Committee and the Care and Support Technical Working Group. He has authored the CDC/National Institutes of Health/HIV Medicine Association of Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents since 1995 and he represents CDC on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents. Dr. Kaplan is a fellow in the IDSA and is a former HIVMA board member. He has authored over 200 scientific publications.