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Dr. Hans Spiegel

Dr. Hans Spiegel

Dr. Hans ML Spiegel is a Germany and US trained MD, PhD physician-scientist, who has worked for more than 30 years in the patient care, clinical and basic research of pediatric infectious diseases, as well as prevention of HIV infection in adults and maternal immunization and treatment. In the past he has worked at the German Federal Institutes of Health/Robert Koch Institute and the Free University of Berlin/Campus Benjamin Franklin, completed Pediatric and Pediatric Infectious Diseases/Tropical Medicine training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Bronx/NY, and New York University/NYC respectively and post-doctoral training at the Rockefeller University/NYC. 

He has served as Director for the Special Immunology Service at Children&;s National Medical Center (CNMC) in Washington, DC and as Principal Investigator for the Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trial Group CNMC, Washington Hospital Center and Norfolk/VA study sites, Medical Director for the Adolescent AIDS Program Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore and has been lecturer for Infectious Diseases and Immunology.

Dr. Spiegel has worked as Investigator and subsequently as NIH/NIAID Division of AIDS Sr. Medical Officer on multiple domestic and international NIH supported clinical trials. Dr. Spiegel has more than 70 peer reviewed publications and numerous abstracts and book chapters, mainly on pediatric infectious diseases, including HIV infection, immunopathogenesis, infectious complications, including TB, all areas of HIV prevention as well as maternal and infant immunization safety. Internationally he has been a trainer of physicians from several African countries, has worked domestically and internationally as advocate for HIV orphans, education support, violence prevention, support for the homeless and for decades as supporter and advocate for refugees.