Editor Profile

Salim S. Abdool Karim, MD, PhD

Associate Editor

About the NEJM Journal Watch AIDS Clinical Care Board

Salim S. Abdool Karim, MD, PhD, is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at Columbia University, Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Cornell University, and Director of the Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA). He is a clinical infectious diseases epidemiologist with research interests in microbicides and vaccines to prevent HIV infection and in implementing antiretroviral therapy in resource-constrained settings. Dr. Abdool Karim is Chair of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Group for Reproductive Health at the World Health Organization. He has served on the NEJM Journal Watch AIDS Clinical Care Editorial Board since 2001.


Grant / Research support

CDC; CONRAD; Department of Science & Technology; NIH-NIAID; PEPFAR; USAID; Family Health International; Howard Hughes Medical Institute; MAC AIDS Fund; Tides Foundation; TRuTH; University of Cape Town

Editorial boards

eLife Journal; HIV and Infectious Diseases; Open Journal of Virology

Leadership positions in professional societies

South African Medical Research Council (President)

Summaries by Salim Karim