Year Joined

  • 1990

Areas of Expertise

  • Medical 

Boards Joined

  • Caltech 


  • David D. Ho gives update on COVID-19 treatment

    October 11, 2020  |  CBS News

  • David D. Ho joins podcast with COVID-19 updates

    August 11, 2020  |  HCP Live

  • David D. Ho shares progress on COVID-19 vaccine efforts

    July 23, 2020  |  MSNBC

  • David D. Ho discusses potential COVID-19 drugs

    April 26, 2020  |  CNBC

  • David D. Ho discusses ongoing efforts to develop COVID-19 Vaccine

    February 28, 2020  |  NBC New York

  • David D. Ho provides scientific insight on coronavirus

    February 12, 2020  |  CGTN

  • David D. Ho commemorated in GIPHY form for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    May 01, 2017  |  NBC News

  • David D. Ho receives honorary doctorate from University of Southern California for outstanding contributions in HIV/AIDS

    May 05, 2017  |  USC News

  • David D. Ho ’s groundbreaking research celebrated on World AIDS Day

    December 01, 2016  |  Xinhua

  • David D. Ho shares new strategies to fight AIDS at the 2016 United States Conference on AIDS

    September 15, 2016  |  HCP Live

  • David D. Ho elected to the California Institute of Technology board of trustees.

    October 28, 2015  |  Pasadena Now

  • David D. Ho were honored in the annual Phoenix TV You Bring Charm to the World awards

    April 04, 2015  |  China Daily


David D. Ho Innovative AIDs research scientist


Founding Scientific Director

Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center

David D. Ho is the Founding Scientific Director of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center and the Clyde and Helen Wu Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.  He received his degrees from California Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Ho has been at the forefront of AIDS research for 40 years.  His elegant studies unraveled the dynamic nature of HIV replication in vivo and revolutionized our basic understanding of this horrific disease.  This knowledge led him to champion combination antiretroviral therapy that resulted in unprecedented control of HIV in patients.  An automatic death sentence has been transformed into a manageable condition, and over 25 million people worldwide are currently on such a therapy.  Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Ho’s research team has devoted considerable efforts to develop novel strategies to diagnose, treat and prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection.


Dr. Ho has received fourteen honorary doctorates.  He was named Time Magazine’s Man of the Year in 1996 and the recipient of a Presidential Medal from Bill Clinton in 2001.  He was also inducted into the California Hall of Fame.  Dr. Ho was also recognized by the Kingdom of Thailand with the Prince Mahidol Award in Medicine, and he was given the Distinguished Alumni Award by Caltech.  Dr. Ho serves as a member of the Trustees of Caltech, and he was a board member of the MIT Corporation for 12 years and Harvard Board of Overseers for 6 years.  He is a member of the US National Academy of Medicine as well as the Chinese Academy of Engineering.



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