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Malcolm John


Director, HIV/AIDS Program

Dr. Malcolm John, an expert in infectious diseases, is director of the UCSF HIV/AIDS Program, one of the most comprehensive HIV and AIDS treatment programs in the country. In addition to his work at UCSF, John is an HIV consultant for Larkin Street Youth Services in San Francisco.

John's research addresses molecular and immunologic components of diseases associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV) in HIV-infected patients, particularly among African Americans. He also studies differences in HIV care and outcomes among African Americans.

John earned his medical degree at Harvard University and a master's degree in public health at the University of California, Berkeley. He completed a residency and fellowship in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed a fellowship in infectious diseases with the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies.

John has received numerous honors, including an award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program.

  • Education

    Harvard Medical School, 1994

    UC Berkeley, MPH, 1999

  • Residencies

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Internal Medicine, 1995

  • Fellowships

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Internal Medicine, 1997

    UCSF, Infectious Diseases, 2000

  • Board Certifications

    Infectious Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    46 Ratings
    About our process
    Jun 30, 2023
    Malcolm is such a great physician
    Jan 26, 2023
    It's always a pleasure to have an appointment at Positive Health Care clinic. The staff & Dr John are always very professional friendly & compassionate.
    Dec 10, 2022
    Exceptional provider
    Nov 06, 2022
    I've been Dr. John's patient since the onset of HIV. Dr. John's ability to connect with me in a professional yet personal way is extraordinary. I'm grateful every day to have Dr. John as my doctor. He's truly a leader in care for HIV patients.
    Sep 27, 2022
    Dr. John is a superlative medicine man.
    Sep 02, 2022
    Dr John's great!
    May 18, 2022
    In My Last Visit My Dr Didn't Make it Clear To Me About My Change Of HIV Meds