Dennis Israelski, MD
Dennis has over three decades of diverse accomplishments in the domain of Infectious Diseases and Global Health. As an internationally recognized clinician, educator and researcher, his career has been dedicated to ensuring that most at-risk populations have access to quality, community-based healthcare services.
He began his work with InSTEDD in 2007 as VP of Programs where he was responsible for overseeing program strategy and implementation. Currently, he is a Clinical Professor of Medicine in Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Previously, he served as the Chief Medical Officer at the Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation where he provided adaptive technical assistance to national programs for HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services in Cambodia, China, Ghana, and Zimbabwe. In addition, he was the Chief of Infectious Diseases at the San Mateo County Medical Center and Health Department in Northern California from 1988 until 2008.
The body of his work underscores the value he places on collaborative, multidisciplinary, and community based activities. Dr. Israelski has an extensive portfolio of past and current research including: drug treatment trials, pathogenesis of protozoal and chronic viral diseases (e.g., HIV, HCV, HBV), STDs, behavioral medicine, health services delivery and public health policy. His current focus is on the use, design and development of e-Health/m-Health tools and services for scalable impact in Global Health and includes active projects related to the application of innovative technologies for bio-surveillance, point of care-low cost-multiplex diagnostics, Health System Strengthening and Implementation Science.