Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
513 Parnassus Ave Box 0654, Room S420
San Francisco, CA 94143
Joel Palefsky, M.D., C.M., F.R.C.P.(C). Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. Dr. Palefsky completed his undergraduate medical training and training in Internal Medicine at McGill University and completed his fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Stanford University in 1989. He then joined the faculty at the University of California, San Francisco, where he remains to this day. He is the founder and director of the world’s first clinic devoted to prevention of anal cancer, the Anal Neoplasia Clinic at the UCSF Cancer Center. He is the chair of the HPV Working Group of the U.S. National Cancer Institute-supported AIDS Malignancy Consortium. He is the immediate past president of the International Papillomavirus Society and is the founder and immediate past president of the International Anal Neoplasia Society. He is a member of the ASCI and AAP. His research interests include the molecular pathogenesis and natural history of HPV-related disease, including in the setting of HIV infection, HPV prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines, secondary prevention of anal cancer, and treatment of HPV-related disease.