Dr. Valerie Stone is an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and an HIV/AIDS clinician at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where she was the director of the Women's HIV/AIDS Program from 2002 to 2008. She devotes substantial time to HIV/AIDS patient care and research. Her HIV/AIDS research focuses on disparities in the care provided to minorities and women with HIV/AIDS, barriers to treatment for HIV, and adherence to antiretroviral therapy for HIV/AIDS. Dr. Stone is the author of numerous scientific abstracts and publications regarding the care of persons with HIV/AIDS.
Dr. Stone has more than 20 years of experience as an AIDS physician. She is an active clinician in both the MGH AIDS Program and the MGH Internal Medicine Associates, and has joint appointments as faculty in the General Medicine and Infectious Diseases Units at MGH and Harvard Medical School. Her clinical expertise is in HIV/AIDS as well as adult primary care, with a special focus on HIV/AIDS among minorities and women.
Dr. Stone was a member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Panel to Define Principles of Therapy of HIV Infection. She was also a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Guidelines Panel on Primary Care of HIV/AIDS Patients, which published its initial guidelines in September 2004 and released updated guidelines in September 2009. Dr. Stone served on the Board of Directors of the HIV Medicine Association from 2001 to 2004. She was a member of the NIH's Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council from 2003 to 2006 and served as the chairperson from 2005 to 2006. She is the first author of a new book entitled HIV/AIDS in U.S. Communities of Color, which was published in June 2009.
Dr. Stone received her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and completed her residency in internal medicine at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. She did a health services research fellowship at Harvard University / Brigham and Women's Hospital, and also completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at the Boston University School of Medicine hospitals.