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Donna Futterman,M.D.

Adolescent AIDS Program, Montefiore Medical Center
Director & Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Dr. Donna Futterman is the Director of the Adolescent AIDS Program, Children's Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx, New York, where she has worked since 1989, and a professor of clinical pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Futterman has published more than 60 articles and chapters on the care of HIV-infected and at-risk youth and an award-winning book titled: Lesbian and Gay Youth: Care and Counseling. Dr. Futterman has served as a national leader, chairing the NIH-funded Adolescent Medicine HIV/AIDS Research Network and the Adolescent Committee of the Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group. She has served on the HRSA/CDC AIDS Advisory Council and the Committee on Pediatric AIDS of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is a board member of: LIFEBeat, a not-for-profit AIDS resource and awareness organization supported primarily by people in the music industry, and the South African program, Mothers to Mothers. In 2001, she spent a 6-month sabbatical in Cape Town, South Africa, working with the provincial health ministry on its AIDS response, and has returned to South Africa to work on programs for improving HIV care for youth and for preventing maternal-to-child transmission of HIV, via funding from CDC and NIH. Dr. Futterman earned her BA degree from Barnard College, Columbia University (1975), and received her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1985). She completed her pediatric residency in the Department of Pediatrics and the Residency Program in Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York (1988). She had additional training as a fellow in Immunology/Infectious Diseases at the Children's Hospital AIDS Program of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, in Newark (1989).