Mike Saag

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Mike Saag is Professor of Medicine, Director of the William C. Gorgas Center for Geographic Medicine, and Director of the Center for AIDS Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).


Dr Saag developed the “1917 Clinic” in Birmingham, Alabama as an HIV outpatient clinic that provides comprehensive patient care in conjunction with the conduct of high-quality clinical trials, basic science, and clinical outcomes research.  1917 is a clinical trials unit, data management center, and clinical specimen repository for the UAB Center for AIDS Research (CFAR).


Dr Saag focuses on HIV and Hepatitis C clinical, translational, and outcomes research. He has published over 300 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including multiple landmark firsts describing HIV genetic evolution and viral replication, and clinical practice of HIV patients including guidelines for use of viral loads and proof-of-concept of fusion inhibition as a therapeutic option. Dr Saag also directed the first patient studies of seven of the 25 antiretroviral drugs currently on the market.


He is co-editor of the AIDS Therapy textbook, and editor of the Sanford Guides for Antimicrobial Agents and HIV. During his career, he has served on many high-level Boards, and currently is a member of the International AIDS Society-USA board of Directors and the HhS Guidelines Panel on Antiretroviral Therapy.