Dr. Annette Sohn joined amfAR’s staff as vice president and director of TREAT Asia in September 2008. In this capacity, she leads a staff of 17 based in amfAR’s Bangkok, Thailand, office.
Dr. Sohn is a highly regarded pediatrician and researcher with extensive experience in the Asia region. She directs a program integrating HIV and co-infection research with related activities around community advocacy and training. Her own research focuses on long-term treatment outcomes of children and adolescents, and transitions from pediatric to adult HIV care. Dr. Sohn is a member of the World Health Organization’s Strategic and Technical Advisory Committee on HIV and Viral Hepatitis (STAC HIV-HEP) and Global Validation Advisory Committee (GVAC) on Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis. She is on the Program Committee of the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), and co-chairs the Asia Pacific AIDS and Co-infections Conference (APACC). Dr. Sohn also chairs the Executive Committee of the NIH-funded IeDEA global cohort consortium (International Epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS).
She retains an appointment as an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco.