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Richard Whitley, M.D.

Clinical Advisory Board Member

Richard Whitley, M.D., is a distinguished professor of pediatrics, vice chairman of the department of pediatrics and co-division director of pediatric infectious disease at The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (UAB). An expert on how antiviral therapies fight infections, Prof. Whitley’s research spans four decades, during which he has published more than 368 scholarly articles on infectious disease. In 2009, Prof. Whitley was appointed as one of 14 members of a panel advising President Barack Obama about the H1N1 virus. Along with his peers, Dr. Whitley wrote an 86-page report for President Obama on the country's preparations for the pandemic flu. Dr. Whitley is a past president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and also sits on the board of directors of Gilead Sciences.