Martin S. Hirsch, M.D.

Lab Info:

Principal Investigator: Martin S. Hirsch, M.D.

Office/Location: MGH Landsdowne

Phone: (617) 768-8370

Email: mshirsch@partners.org

Category: Associate Members

Martin S. Hirsch, M.D. is Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, Professor of Infectious Diseases and Immunology at the Harvard School of Public Health, and a senior physician in the Infectious Diseases Service at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Infectious Diseases.


For over 40 years, Dr. Hirsch has worked in virology research. He has also trained many of the current leaders in virology and AIDS research. His group was the first to show that HIV could be isolated from both male and female genital secretions, as well as from the central nervous system. His laboratory conducted the first studies of antiretroviral drug combinations in vitro, and he has extended these efforts into clinical trials of antiretroviral combination strategies that have helped revolutionize therapy for HIV-infected individuals.


Dr. Hirsch serves on the International Antiviral Society-USA (IAS-USA) Panel on Antiretroviral Therapy, as well as the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Panel of Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents, and chairs the NIH HIV Vaccine Data Safety Monitoring Board. He formerly was Chair of the Harvard AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG), as well as Chair of the Executive Committee of the national ACTG program.


Dr Hirsch has won numerous awards, including Maxwell Finland Award for Lifetime Scientific Achievement from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), the Lifetime of Leadership Award from the IAS-USA, and the Mentor Award from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).