National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Philip LoBue, MD
Director, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
Philip LoBue, MD, is the Director of the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE) in CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention.
Dr. LoBue’s years of working in TB control, his scientific acumen, and his management and leadership experience are invaluable assets for CDC. He began his CDC career in 1999 as a Field Medical Officer and Epidemiologist assigned to the San Diego County TB Control Program, moving in 2004 to Atlanta to become Chief of the Medical Consultation Team of DTBE. Between 2006 and 2014 Dr. LoBue was the Associate Director for Science for the Division. His leadership has been recognized with CDC’s Award for Excellence in Surveillance and Health Monitoring and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Award for Outstanding Service.
Dr. LoBue earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and completed his pulmonary and critical care fellowship in 1995 at the University of California (UC) San Diego Medical Center. He also subsequently served as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UC San Diego. He is board certified in pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine, and he has authored or co-authored over 70 scientific papers and book chapters, including many on the impact of new technologies and the changing epidemiology of tuberculosis. He is a member of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, the American Thoracic Society, and several World Health Organization committees and working groups.