Although no longer in outpatient practice (see closing statement), I have had a 40 year career at the forefront of STD diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and research, and in prevention of HIV infection, as Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of Washington Center for AIDS and STD, and former director of the Seattle-King County STD Control Program. In 2010 I was honored to receive the Distinguished Career Award (formerly called the Thomas Parran Award) from the American STD Association, the nation's most prestigious recognition of professional contributions and expertise in STDs. I frequently serve as an expert advisor to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on STD/HIV policies and clinical guidelines and recommendations, including the quadrennial national STD treatment guidelines and CDC's current guidelines for routine HIV testing of all adults. I have authored or co-authored 140 peer-reviewed and over 100 other scholarly publications. My book, Color Atlas and Synopsis of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (3rd Ed, McGraw-Hill, 2011) is a standard in the field.
As an infectious diseases specialist, I can offer advice on all infections. My particular expertise includes diagnosis, treatment and prevention of all STDs: chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, genital herpes, human papillomavirus (HPV) infections, trichomoniasis, bacterial vaginosis, and other female genital infections and their complications, including pevlic inflammatory disease. HIV prevention also is a special interest; I helped develop the current CDC guidelines that advise routine HIV testing as a standard clinical practice and I am a co-author of the CDC guidelines on routine, opt-out HIV testing.
For those who have requested my services personally or might wish to do so, please accept my thanks for your confidence and my apologies. But I am partly retired and only see hospitalized patients, and no longer have an outpatient office or practice.