Sharon Walmsley, MD, is Director of Clinical Research, Immunodeficiency Clinic, Toronto Hospital, University Health Network and a Professor, University of Toronto Department of Medicine. She received her MD from the University of Western Ontario, and a Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Walmsley has been actively involved in the design and conduct of many clinical trials, including trials in HIV therapy; prophylaxis and treatment of opportunistic infections, and management of the complications of treatment. Her current research interests involve the interaction between HIV and herpes virus co-infection.
Dr. Walmsley also has a strong interest in HIV in women, and is a co-investigator of the Canadian Women's HIV Study group which is currently evaluating the HPV vaccine in HIV infected women and girls.
She has numerous peer-reviewed publications and research awards and is the recipient of a Career Scientist Award from the Ontario HIV Treatment Network. She is the Elected National Chair of the Steering committee and co-chair of the Clinical Management Core of the Canadian HIV Trials Network.