We are thrilled to announce that Mark Sulkowski will be the next Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Bayview beginning October 8, 2019. Dr. Sulkowski will lead the clinical, research and educational activities at Bayview and aims to expand and build new clinical and research programs that leverage core strengths of the Bayview environment, including geriatrics, the National Institute of Aging and rheumatology.

Dr. Sulkowski is a professor of medicine and serves as medical director of the Viral Hepatitis Center in the Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Gastroenterology/Hepatology. He also serves as the associate dean for research in the Capital Region (CAPRES) for Johns Hopkins Medicine.

He has been the principal investigator for more than 120 clinical trials related to the management of viral hepatitis B and C in persons with and without HIV co-infection. He is the immediate past-chair of the Hepatitis Transformative Sciences Group of the National Institute of Health-funded adult AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) leading translational studies of liver disease, namely hepatitis B, hepatitis C and fatty liver disease. He is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the American Association of Physicians. He is a member of numerous professional societies including the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). He is widely published with works in Annals of Internal Medicine, New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Journal of Infectious Diseases, Journal of Hepatology and Hepatology.

Dr. Sulkowski received his medical degree from Temple University, pursued training in internal medicine at Duke and completed his fellowship in infectious diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

We are thrilled that Dr. Sulkowski will be leading the division, which is now completely integrated with the East Baltimore Division of Infectious Diseases directed by David Thomas. We are also extremely grateful to Khalil Ghanem for his outstanding service as interim director since July.

Please join us in welcoming Mark to his new role.

-Mark and David

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