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AIDS Healthcare Foundation Names Homayoon Khanlou, M.D. as its Chief of Medicine, U.S.

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today announced that it is has named Homayoon Khanlou, M.D. as its Chief of Medicine, U.S. Prior to assuming his new role as Chief, Dr. Khanlou served as AHF's Associate Director of Medicine, Regional Medical Director of Western Region, while also holding the posts of AHF's Associate Director of Research and the Medical Director and attending physician for the San Fernando Valley and Antelope Valley Healthcare Centers. Dr. Khanlou has also served as Chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee at AHF.

In addition to his extensive experience as a practicing HIV/AIDS physician, Dr. Khanlou is also a leading clinical researcher whose research has been published in such prestigious periodicals as the New England Journal of Medicine and the Archives of Internal Medicine. He is also a featured lecturer at a variety of medical institutions and has spoken the American Academy of Physicians Assistants, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and a frequent speaker at the Los Angeles Intercity HIV Rounds.

"We are pleased to welcome Dr. Khanlou to the position of AIDS Healthcare Foundation's Chief of Medicine, U.S.," said Michael Weinstein, President of AIDS Healthcare Foundation. "In the eight years that Dr. Khanlou has been serving AHF patients, he has demonstrated noteworthy passion in providing the highest-quality medical care to his patients. To the position of Chief, Dr. Khanlou brings not only this dedication to excellence in patient care, but also his extensive experience as a top physician in the field and as a highly- regarded researcher and lecturer with deep knowledge of the latest in HIV/AIDS medicine. As our U.S. healthcare operations continue to expand, providing cutting-edge medical care to those in need, all of us at AHF look forward to working with Dr. Khanlou in this new leadership role."

Dr. Khanlou has practiced in a wide variety of medical communities in the U.S. and abroad including the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Queen of Angels-Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, California Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, University of Los Angeles Medical Center, Cochin Hospital in Paris, France and Joffre Hospital in Draveil, France.

He completed his undergraduate work and received his medical degree from the Bobigny Medical School at the University of Paris XIII. He completed his residency in internal medicine and infectious diseases at University of Paris and postdoctoral training at the Laboratory of Pr. Didier Sicard at Cochin University Hospital. He also did another training at Albert Einstein Medical Center.

In addition to undertaking the duties of his new position, Dr. Khanlou will also serve as AHF's Medical Director of Research and will continue as the attending physician at the San Fernando Valley Healthcare Center. AHF's former Chief of Medicine, Charles F. Farthing, M.D., stepped down earlier this year in order to pursue opportunities in the private sector.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the nation's largest non-profit HIV/AIDS healthcare, research, prevention and education provider, currently provides medical care and/or services to more than 61,000 individuals in 15 countries worldwide in the U.S., Africa, Latin America/Caribbean and Asia.

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