ID Doc Achieves Rock-Star Status

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Well, gets a mention in Rolling Stone anyway. And no small mention at that.

Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr, an HIVMA/IDSA member, made Rolling Stone’s list of “100 people who are changing America,” which also includes a teen pop-star, Obama’s new education secretary, and Neil Young (“the last hippie who still makes a difference,” writes RS.)

Here’s the write-up:


76 | Wafaa El-Sadr
The global-health visionary is fighting AIDS one family at a time 

WHAT SHE’S CHANGING: An infectious-disease specialist, El-Sadr pioneered a model for the prevention, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, centered on working with families and their social networks rather than just dispensing medicines. As director of the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs at Columbia University, she now oversees 600 sites in 14 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

FRIENDS SAY: “Wafaa is the closest I’ll ever come to knowing a saint,” says Donald Abrams of the University of California, San Francisco medical school.

Here’s a link to the RS list,

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