Editor Profile

Paul E. Sax, MD

Contributing Editor

About the NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases Board

Paul E. Sax, MD, is Clinical Director of the HIV Program and Division of Infectious Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is actively involved in HIV research, clinical practice, and teaching. His research interests include clinical trials of new antiretroviral therapies, the cost-effectiveness of HIV management strategies, complications of antiretroviral treatment, and the identification, treatment, and outcome of primary HIV infection. Dr. Sax is the Principal Investigator of the Brigham and Women's Hospital AIDS Clinical Trials Unit and is a member of the Cost Effectiveness of Preventing AIDS Complications (CEPAC) Research Group. He was a member of the NEJM Journal Watch AIDS Clinical Care Editorial Board since 1996 and was Editor-in-Chief from 2003 to 2014. He currently writes the HIV and ID Observations blog. Dr. Sax has been a member of the NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases Editorial Board since May 2014, and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Open Forum Infectious Diseases.


Consultant / Advisory board

AbbVie; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Gilead Sciences; GlaxoSmithKline/ViiV; Janssen; Merck

Grant / Research support

NIH; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Gilead Sciences; GlaxoSmithKline/Viiv; Merck

Editorial boards

Medscape; UpToDate; Open Forum Infectious Diseases

Leadership positions in professional societies

Massachusetts Infectious Diseases Society (Vice President)

Summaries by Paul Sax