Division of infectious disease

J. Michael Kilby, M.D.

Director of Infectious Diseases

Dr. Kilby was appointed Professor and Chief of the MUSC Infectious Diseases Division in 2008.  Originally from North Carolina, he attended Wake Forest University where he majored in English (with Honors) and graduated summa cum laude.  He completed medical school at UNC-Chapel Hill (AOA and with Honors) and then underwent Internal Medicine internship and residency training at Duke University Medical Center.  After serving as Assistant Chief Resident at Duke, he went to the University of Alabama at Birmingham for Infectious Diseases Fellowship and post-doctoral work, where he focused on HIV/AIDS pathogenesis with mentors Dr. Michael Saag and Dr. George Shaw.  He remained at UAB on faculty for more than a decade, serving as Associate Director of the UAB GCRC and Medical Director of the UAB HIV Clinic (the “1917 Clinic”, chosen by US News and World Report as one of the top HIV clinics in the nation).  While at UAB, he conducted NIH-sponsored AIDS Clinical Trials and was Principal Investigator of the Acute Infection and Early Disease Research Program (AIEDRP) there.  Dr. Kilby was involved in some of the seminal clinical and translational studies involving viral entry inhibitors and immune-based therapies for HIV infection.

At MUSC, Dr. Kilby is in charge of the HRSA-funded Ryan White Part B and D programs, which help support clinical care for over 1000 HIV-infected adults and children.  His research interests include acute retroviral illness and HIV natural history, novel antiretroviral therapies including integrase inhibitors, and the immunopathogenesis of HIV.  He has published more than 75 textbook chapters and peer-reviewed papers—in journals including Nature Medicine, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Annals of Internal Medicine, Science, Nature, and Journal of Infectious Diseases.  A Fellow in the Infectious Disease Society of America and the American College of Physicians, he is also on the editorial boards of JAIDS and the Faculty of 1000 infectious diseases website.  

Dr. J. Michael Kilby's Curriculum Vitae (*PDF Format)

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J. Michael Kilby, M.D.

Dr. Kilby's Clinical Interests

HIV Acute Infection and Natural History
Immuno-Pathogenesis of HIV Infection
Novel Antiretroviral Approaches

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