Dr. Grace Aldrovandi will become chief of the division of infectious diseases at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, effective July 1.
Aldrovandi has more than two decades of experience caring for children with infectious diseases. Since 2003, she has been an investigator at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, where she leads a research program to study the transmission of HIV in breast milk. Aldrovandi also currently serves as a professor of pediatrics, pathology, and molecular microbiology and immunology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.
“Dr. Aldrovandi is a world-class translational physician-scientist,” Dr. Brent Polk, chairman and physician-in-chief at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and director of The Saban Research Institute, said in a news release
. “Her innovative research, far-reaching collaborations, and commitment to education and mentoring position her to be a true resource for physicians and scientists within our community as well as patients in Los Angeles and beyond.”Follow Rachel Landen on Twitter: @MHrlanden