National Medical Association Professional Development Series

Gina Brown, M.D.

Dr. Brown joined the Medical Staff Affairs team at Gilead Sciences as a Principal Medical Scientist for the New York region. She provides HIV Prevention education and helps to develop prevention programs and investigator sponsored research.

Dr. Brown is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist with extensive experience in HIV clinical care and research. Before coming to Gilead, Dr. Brown was a Medical Officer in the NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR) where she coordinated HIV research for non-vaccine biomedical prevention including PrEP, microbicides, and multipurpose prevention technologies; women’s and girl’s issues and comorbidities. Dr. Brown also provided expert consultation to the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute HIV Guidelines Program.

Before joining the Office of AIDS Research, she was a member of the NIH Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council (OARAC) from 2000-2004 and chaired the Advisory Council in 2004. Dr. Brown also chaired the OAR women and girls and microbicides research working groups.

Dr. Brown served as the maternal-fetal specialist at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and was an Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology in the department of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. While at Columbia, she also was the Women’s Health Director of the Women and Children Care Center at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, a clinic that provides comprehensive care for HIV positive women and their families. At the Center, she was a co-investigator for the Women and Infant’s Transmission Study (WITS) and the Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group (PACTG). Dr. Brown is a graduate of Harvard University and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She received her Ob/Gyn training at Harlem Hospital Center and completed fellowships in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Surgical-Anesthesia Critical Care at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University.