I'm honored to announce that Ambassador Mark Dybul has joined our Board of Directors. Mark has informally provided guidance and mentorship from the time Citizen Physicians was just an idea. So I am thrilled that with his return to the States after his tenure as Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria, he will be formally joining Liz Schrayer, Barbara Bush, Emily Flower, and Nicole Alexander-Scott on our official Board.
Mark Dybul, MD, is the Faculty Co-Director of the Center for Global Health and Quality and Professor in the Department of Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center.
Mark has worked on HIV and public health for more than 25 years as a clinician, scientist, teacher, and administrator, most recently as the Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
After graduating from Georgetown Medical School in Washington D.C., Mark joined the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, as a research fellow under director Dr. Anthony Fauci, where he conducted basic and clinical studies on HIV virology, immunology and treatment optimization, including the first randomized, controlled trial with combination antiretroviral therapy in Africa.
Mark was one of the founding architects in the formation of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, better known as PEPFAR. After serving as Chief Medical officer, Assistant, Deputy and Acting Director, he was appointed as its leader in 2006, becoming U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, with the rank of Ambassador at the level of an Assistant Secretary of State. He served until early 2009.
Mark has written extensively in scientific and policy literature, and has received several Honorary Degrees and awards, including a Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa, from Georgetown University.
Mark: we're thrilled to have you!
Founder, Executive Director
[Bio originally posted here and re-posted with permission from Mark Dybul]