Member of the President's Leadership Council of The Asia Foundation

Chief of Infectious Diseases, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System

Phyllis C. Tien, MD is professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Chief of the Infectious Diseases division at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. She is a native of Berkeley, California, and completed her undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley, medical degree at UCSD, medical residency and fellowship in Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Stanford University and a second fellowship in AIDS Prevention Studies at UCSF. Since joining the faculty at UCSF, she has been engaged in clinical translational research examining the contribution of viral infections and inflammation to metabolic perturbations and organ injury including the liver, heart and bone. She has served as chair of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Study Section, member of the Department of Health and Human Services Antiretroviral Guidelines Panel, and is currently a member of the NIH COVID-19 Management Guidelines. She also serves as co-chair of the Executive Committee of the largest and longest running NIH-funded cohort of men and women with and at risk for HIV in the United States.