Bruce Polsky

Bruce Polsky, MD

  • PROFESSOR | Medicine, Infectious Diseases
  • PROFESSOR | Pathology

Research Topics:

AIDS/HIV, Hepatitis C Virus, Infectious Disease, Viruses and Virology

Bruce Polsky, MD, MACP, FIDSA is the Chairman of the Department of Medicine, Medical Director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory and Hospital Epidemiologist at Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospitals and Professor of Medicine and Pathology at the
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Polsky is a Master of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the New York Academy of Medicine. Prior to, and for several years after, his appointment as Chairman, he also served as Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases at St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals (1998-2012) and was the John H. Keating Sr. Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and the College of Physicians and Surgeons (2009-2013).

He has been active in clinical investigations into HIV/AIDS, HBV, HCV and other viral infections, as well as anti-infective therapy drug development -- including antivirals, antifungals and antibacterial agents, as well as clinical diagnostic platforms for infectious diseases -- since the early 1980s when he was at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College (1983-1998). He is currently the Co-Chair of the Study Monitoring Committee of the Hepatitis Transformational Science Group of the Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Group funded by NIH-NIAID and is the immediate past chair of the Publications Committee of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Dr. Polsky has published extensively on antiviral drug development and on infectious complications in the immunocompromised host -- particularly cancer and AIDS.


BS, University of Michigan

MD, Wayne State University

Residency, Montefiore Medical Center

Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center