Ann Petru, MD, graduated from UCSF School of Medicine, completed Pediatric Residency and Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Children's Hospital Oakland. She is co-Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Director of the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Program, the Infection Control Officer and Chair of the Medical Ethics Committee. With 5 other physicians, she shares responsibility for diagnosing and caring for children with suspected and proven infectious diseases in the clinic and in the hospital.
Dr. Petru developed a busy, integrated and comprehensive center for the care of children with HIV infection since the beginning of the epidemic. The Pediatric HIV/AIDS Program has provided care for 275 HIV-infected infants, children and adolescents and over 725 HIV-exposed infants born to infected mothers. Her 40 active patients live in 17 counties in northern California, >50% are internationally adopted, and 97% currently have undetectable HIV in their blood.
She really loves her work (a mostly perfect combination of clinical care for patients, teaching of fellows, residents and medical students, and providing answers to tough clinical situations by using innovative testing mechanisms) and finds it well-balanced with other things, including family, hiking, swimming, gardening, and photography.