Mary E. Klotman, MD, is R. J. Reynolds Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. She earned her undergraduate (zoology) and medical degrees from Duke, and then completed her internal medicine residency and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at Duke. She subsequently moved to the National Institutes of Health, where she was a member of the Public Health Service and trained and worked in the Laboratory of Tumor Cell Biology under the direction of Robert C. Gallo, MD. Klotman joined the faculty at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, where she was a tenured professor of medicine and microbiology and held the Irene and Dr. Arthur M. Fishberg Chair in Infectious Diseases and oversaw a translational research program in HIV pathogenesis. She also served as chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases for 13 years and coV director of Mount Sinai’s Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute. She returned to Duke in March 2010 to become chair of the Department of Medicine.
Klotman’s research, continuously supported by NIH, has made important contributions to understanding the molecular pathogenesis of Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 (HIVV1) infection. She has mentored a number of preV and post doctoral students in laborator Vbased research in infectious diseases. Dr. Klotman’s additional roles at Duke include a member of the DUHS Board of Directors and Chair of the PDC Board of Managers. She is a former president of the Duke Medical Alumni Association. Dr. Klotman is a member of AAP Council and was elected as a member of Institute of Medicine in October 2014, elected as APM President Elect in February 2015 and received a Duke School of Medicine Distinguished Alumni Award in 2015. She lives in Durham and Houston with her husband Paul and sons Sam and Alex.