Dr. Paul Klotman



Paul E. Klotman, MD has served as president, CEO and executive dean of the Baylor College of Medicine since 2010. He received his BS from the University of Michigan and his MD from Indiana University. He completed his medical training at Duke University Medical Center, where he became associate professor before moving to the NIH in 1988. There, he became chief of the molecular medicine section.

In 1993, he became chief of the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory in the NIDR/NIH. In 1994, he moved to Mount Sinai School of Medicine as the Irene and Dr. Arthur M. Fishberg Professor of Medicine and the chief of nephrology. In 2001, he was selected as chair of the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He became the school’s president in 2010.

Dr. Klotman’s research has blended basic and clinical research in molecular virology and AIDS. He is the author of more than 200 publications and served as a visiting professor and lecturer internationally on HIV. Dr. Klotman has been elected to both the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians and sits on the editorial boards of journals in the United States and in Europe. He has chaired numerous study sections, including those with the NIH, the American Heart Association, the National Kidney Foundation and the VA research service.

Dr. Klotman likewise serves on the scientific advisory boards of several biotech, pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, and on the boards of several companies with interests in natural resources and conservation.