Medical Director of Specialty Services, Southwest CARE Center
2017 Speaker

Santa Fe, NM

Since 2013 Joel Gallant has been medical director of specialty services at Southwest CARE Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he provides patient care and conducts research on HIV and viral hepatitis. He also holds faculty appointments at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. An internationally recognized expert on HIV infection, he has lectured and taught throughout the world. He has written hundreds of scientific papers, review articles and textbook chapters on the subject of HIV infection.

 Gallant is co-author of Medical Management of HIV Infection and author of 100 Questions and Answers about HIV and AIDS, a book for lay readers. He is editor-in-chief of The Johns Hopkins HIV Guide, a web-based tool, and he writes an interactive question and answer blog at Gallant received his MD at the University of California San Francisco. He trained in internal medicine at Yale–New Haven Hospital and received a master’s in public health at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, followed by training in infectious diseases at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Gallant is a past chair and current board member of the HIV Medicine Association and was the recipient of the organization’s 2006 HIV Clinical Educator Award. When he’s not trying to stamp out disease, Gallant and his husband, Joel Meneses, enjoy music, theater, art, travel, sailing and hiking in the mountains of northern New Mexico.