Board of Directors
Paul Klotman, M.D.
Dr. Paul Klotman became President and CEO of the Baylor College of Medicine in 2010 after serving nine years as the Chairman of the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine of the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. As President and CEO, Dr. Klotman supervises an organization of over 7,500 employees, 2,000 students, and a 1.4 billion dollar budget. Baylor College of Medicine is an independent Health Sciences University comprised of the Medical School, the Graduate school, an Allied Health Professional school, and the newly created National School for Tropical Medicine.
Dr. Klotman received his B.S. in 1972 from the University of Michigan and his M.D. from Indiana University in 1976. He completed his Medicine and Nephrology training at Duke University Medical Center. He stayed at Duke as a faculty member, rising to the rank of Associate Professor of Medicine before moving to the NIH in 1988 where he became Chief of the Molecular Medicine Section in the Laboratory of Developmental Biology. In 1993, he became Chief of the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory in the NIDR/NIH. In 1994, he moved to Mt. Sinai School of Medicine as the Irene and Dr. Arthur M. Fishberg Professor of Medicine and the Chief, Division of Nephrology.
A specialist in nephrology, Dr. Klotman's research focuses on molecular virology and AIDS pathogenesis. He is known throughout the world for his studies of HIV in the kidney, exploring the mechanisms by which HIV induces renal disease. He is the author of over 230 publications and he has been a visiting professor and lecturer internationally in the field of HIV pathogenesis.
His laboratory has received awards from the American Federation for Clinical Research and he has been elected to both the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. He is on the editorial boards of Journals both in the United States and in Europe and he has served on and chaired numerous study sections including those from the NIH, the American Heart Association, the National Kidney Foundation, and the VA research service.
In addition to his laboratory efforts, Dr. Klotman has been an active clinician, teacher, and mentor. Students from his laboratory have won prestigious scientific competitions including the National Naval Science Award and the Westinghouse Science Scholarship.