Andrew Zolopa, MD

Andrew Zolopa, MD

Head of Clinical Virology and Translational Medicine


With a long and distinguished career in HIV clinical care and research, Dr. Andrew Zolopa brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to ViiV Healthcare. Honored as Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, Andrew’s dedication and commitment are evident in his comprehensive research endeavors and many contributions to HIV medicine during his tenure at Stanford. With a continuing deep commitment to innovative HIV research and access to treatment, Andrew’s broad insight and comprehensive knowledge are invaluable to ViiV’s vision for improving the life of all people living with HIV.


Current Role

As ViiV’s Head of Clinical Virology and Translational Medicine, Andrew joins the ViiV Healthcare R&D team and to be a part of the exciting research efforts to advance HIV therapeutics. 



Prior to his current role at ViiV, Andrew served since 2014 as ViiV’s Senior Global Medical Director, providing global medical and scientific expertise for ViiV initiatives and interacting with HIV experts worldwide. Before joining industry, Andrew was Director for twenty years at the Stanford Positive Care Clinic, which he founded in 1994 to provide HIV clinical services for the Stanford Hospital and Clinics. During that time, he also directed the Ira Greene Positive PACE Clinic at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for six years. Following a long path of progressive academic appointments at the University of California at San Francisco and Stanford University, Andrew was appointed to Emeritus Professor of Medicine at Stanford University in 2014, and to Honorary Medical Staff Member for Life at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics in 2015. His academic roles included Principal Investigator for eleven years for the NIAID AIDS Clinical Trial Unit at Stanford, Chief of the Division of AIDS Medicine at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, and Acting Chief for the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographical Medicine at Stanford. Over the years, Andrew expanded his clinical practice skills while working in attending and general internist roles in Santa Clara and Palo Alto, and also served for seven years as Physician-in-Charge of the Health Care for the Homeless Project in San Jose. His research interests include the use of clinical epidemiologic methods to optimize antiretroviral therapy and further understand the impact of drug resistance, explorations on premature aging in HIV- infected populations, and HIV collaborative research work with the Rwandan Ministry of Health in Africa. Andrew has served nationally and internationally in multiple professional roles, including on advisory boards, as editorial board member or reviewer for medical and HIV specialty journals, and as advisor to the FDA and Institute of Medicine. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal papers, dozens of book chapters and other articles, and is a frequently invited speaker internationally.



Andrew received his MD degree in 1984 from the University of California School of Medicine in Los Angeles. Following his Internal Medicine residency and Chief Residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in California, he completed postdoctoral training at Stanford University Medical Center as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and Postdoctoral Fellow in Infectious Diseases. In his undergraduate studies he earned a BS in Biology with honors at the University of California in Riverside.


Personal Interests

Andrew lives in Portola Valley near Stanford, California. In his spare time, he enjoys time with his family camping, hiking and cross-country skiing. Andrew is also an avid cyclist.

HIV treatment is getting personal

HIV treatment is getting personal

HIV treatment is getting personal

Tackling HIV in the US

Tackling HIV in the US

Tackling HIV in the US

Dr Andrew Zolopa discusses ViiV Healthcare’s role in implementation science in HIV

Dr Andrew Zolopa discusses ViiV Healthcare’s role in implementation science in HIV

Dr Andrew Zolopa discusses ViiV Healthcare’s role in implementation science in HIV

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