Paul Klotman

President & CEO of Baylor School of Medicine

Paul Klotman, M.D. assumed the post of President & CEO of Baylor University School of Medicine in September 2010. He received his B.S. degree 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 National Institutes of Health (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 in New York City as the Irene and Dr. Arthur M. Fishberg Professor of Medicine and the Chief, Division of Nephrology. In 2001, he was selected to be the Chairman of the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine at Mt. Sinai.

Dr. Klotman is a noted scientist whose work has included both basic and clinical research in molecular virology and AIDS pathogenesis. He has been an active clinician, teacher, and mentor. Students from his laboratory have won prestigious scientific competitions. He has trained over 50 clinical fellows, postdoctoral fellows, and students in his laboratory since 1984 most of whom are independently funded. Four of his mentees are now Chairs of Medicine and four others lead major institutes or centers. He has been listed in Castle Connelly and New York Magazine as one of the region's Best Doctors. And, he was named Physician of the Year by Mt. Sinai nurses.