Donna Mildvan

Donna Mildvan, MD


Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

Donna Mildvan, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; formerly Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Co-Principal Investigator/Principal Investigator, AIDS Clinical Trials Group (1987-2008); Chief, Infectious Diseases and AIDS Divisions and Director of AIDS Research at Mount Sinai Beth Israel (formerly Beth Israel Medical Center).

 Responsible for early descriptions of AIDS and complications of HIV infection, including the lymphadenopathy syndrome, and collaborations demonstrating LAV (HIV) in the first US AIDS cases and the first convincing evidence that the brain harbored and could transmit HIV.

Focus has been on antiretroviral drug development, innovation in biomarker research and study design, championing ways to improve diversity in clinical trials participation, and optimizing management of community acquired pneumonia.

Led the ACTG’s trial A5073 on directly observed antiretroviral therapy, co-chaired the Surrogate Markers Collaborative Group, has been site PI for the NIAID-sponsored “Addressing Health Disparities in AIDS Clinical Trials, Project ACT.”

Chair of numerous study protocols, and member of numerous NIH review committees, including the NIAID AIDS Charter Review Committee.
Consultant to the FDA, CDC.

Developed an algorithm for HIV biomarker validation which has achieved broad recognition and applicability in disciplines outside the field of HIV.
Chaired and reconfigured the ACTG’s Underrepresented Populations Committee (2002-2008) to concentrate on increasing minority access to clinical trials.

Longstanding interest in community acquired pneumonia, membership on the national Pneumonia Technical Expert Panel since 2010, design of and participation in multisite studies aimed at new drug development for CAP, as well as contributions to single site studies addressing antimicrobial prescribing and its impact on the emergence of drug resistance.  


Infectious Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine


MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Internship, Flexible Intern, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Residency, Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Fellowship, Infectious Disease, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

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