Carmen Zorrilla,M.D.

University of Puerto Rico
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Carmen D. Zorrilla, MD is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UPR School of Medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Academy of HIV Medicine. She established the first longitudinal clinic for Women Living with HIV in Puerto Rico in 1987 and has been involves in multiple clinical and behavior interventions for women living with HIV including the development of an Empowerment intervention study for women living with HIV as well as for women with a diagnosis of breast cancer. One accomplishment for which she feels proud is the almost zero transmission rate of HIV infection among the more than 400 infants born to pregnant women living with HIV during the past 10 years. She is the PI of the UPR Clinical Trials Unit (UPR-CTU), a merge of three clinical trials units including the Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (IMPAACT), the Adult Clinical Trials Unit (ACTG) and the HIV Vaccine Trials Unit (HVTN). Dr. Zorrilla has received many distinctions, such as: listed in the 30 people to watch by POZ Magazine; the AMSA Raising Our Voices: Women Leaders in Medicine Award and a distinction from the PR HIV Treaters association, the Padre Rufo Award given by the Iberoamerican Academy of Arts and Science for meritorious role in research and the Felisa Rincon de Gautier Medal for her leadership and public service in the area of health. She is currently the chair of the Trans Caribbean HIV/AIDS Research Initiative (TCHARI) which is currently implementing a prospective Adherence study in 4 Caribbean sites. She also participated at a White House sponsored panel on the implementation of the HIV/AIDS strategic plan among Hispanic/Latino populations.

My Moderators Sessions

Tuesday, November 27

10:15am EST