National Medical Association Professional Development Series

Virginia Caine, M.D.

Virginia A. Caine, Director and Chief Medical Officer of the Marion County Public Health Department and Associate Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Division. She previously served as past President for the American Public Health Association.

Dr. Caine set up the first nationwide physician educational program regarding AIDS for the National Medical Association (NMA), which was later duplicated by the American Medical Association. She led a process to create the first integrated HIV health care delivery system in Indianapolis and was principal investigator for the Ryan White Title III funds, which established the first HIV/AIDS clinics in the major city hospitals, ten community health centers, and the resource for community-based HIV/AIDS prevention programs.

She is the current Chair of the Infectious Diseases Section and Co-Chair for the HIV/AIDS Section for the NMA. She is a board member for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Editorial Board and member of the Federal National Biodefense Science Board.

Dr. Caine has earned a national reputation and received many awards for her dedication to improving public health. Dr. Caine earned her medical degree at New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She received her Infectious Diseases fellowship training at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.