Richard Pollard has been our Chief Medical Officer since December 2007 and currently works for us. Richard Pollard earned his undergraduate and medical school education at the University of Maryland in College Park and Baltimore, respectively. He served an internship in Internal Medicine at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio followed by two years active duty in the U.S. Navy where he served as the director of a research laboratory in the Naval Training Center in Orlando, Florida.
From 1973 to 1975, he completed the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Emory University in Atlanta followed by a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Stanford University from 1975 to 1978. He became an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas at Galveston and was appointed as a Professor of Internal Medicine, Pathology and Microbiology in 1989. He relocated to the University of California, Davis Medical School in Sacramento in 2001, where he is Professor of Internal Medicine and Microbiology and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases.
Dr. Pollard has researching HIV/AIDS for more than twenty years. He has been involved in the development of new therapies for the Herpes viruses, Hepatitis viruses and HIV treatment. His laboratory, one of the five immunology specialty laboratories supported by the AIDS Clinical Trials Group, performs multiple assays to monitor immunologic changes to HIV and opportunistic viral pathogens. Dr. Pollard cared for his first patient with AIDS in 1982 and continues to be active in AIDS care as well as providing primary care for hundreds of patients with HIV and related conditions.
Dr. Pollard has authored over 200 publications. He currently serves as the Principal Investigator
of the Immunology Specialty Laboratory, Chair of the ACTG Laboratory Evaluation Subcommittee, and Principal Investigator
of the California Research Center for the Biology of HIV in Minorities.