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FAQ: Medical Expert Biographies

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Expert Biographies

Oliver M.L. Bacon, MD

Dr. Oliver Bacon, an infectious disease specialist at UCSF, cares for patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) at San Francisco General Hospital. Bacon's clinical interests include HIV, PrEP (preexposure prophylaxis, and infectious disease. In addition to caring for patients, he is pursuing research on PrEP. Bacon also is an Associate Professor at UCSF.

Rena K. Fox, MD

Dr. Rena Fox is a Clinical Professor in Medicine at UCSF. She is in the Division of General Internal Medicine and has a special interest in hepatitis C and viral hepatitis. She performs research into hepatitis C at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. She cares for patients with hepatitis B and C at the Viral Hepatitis Practice at UCSF Medical Center. She is a member of the VA National Hepatitis C Resource Center in San Francisco, focusing on developing tools for primary care doctors to learn how to care for patients with hepatitis C and ways to improve hepatitis C care at VA sites around the country. She also serves as Medical Editor of the National VA Hepatitis C Website. Additionally, she has an active primary care practice and teaches clinical internal medicine to residents at the UCSF Medical Center.

Annie Luetkemeyer, MD

Dr. Annie Luetkemeyer is an Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF, and attending physician, Positive Health Practice, San Francisco General Hospital. Her research interests are HIV/TB co-infection, TB diagnostics, HIV/hepatittis C co-infection, and novel strategies for initial antiretroviral therapy

Laurence Peiperl, MD

Dr. Peiperl is the former director of the UCSF Center for HIV Information. He has authored print and online reviews on a variety of topics in HIV/AIDS, and currently is an editor at PLoS.

Susa Coffey, MD

Dr. Coffey is Professor of Medicine in the HIV/AIDS Division at San Francisco General Hospital. As the Medical Editor at the UCSF Center for HIV Information, she develops HIV-related educational and training materials for domestic and international use. These resources include clinical manuals, training modules, training slide sets, curricula, and clinical support tools. She also is involved in training medical residents and medical students in the care persons with HIV infection. Her interests include antiretroviral therapy, primary care of persons with HIV/AIDS, and underserved populations.

Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD

Dr. Cocohoba is Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and American Academy of HIV Medicine Pharmacist specialist (AAHIVP). At the UCSF Medical Center Womens' HIV Program (WHP), she provides medication consultations for patients and providers. Dr. Cocohoba is responsible for providing expert review and commentary on HIV/AIDS antiretroviral drug interactions.