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Dr. Kovacs is an assistant professor in the Division of Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto, the research president and scientific director at the Maple Leaf Medical HIV Research Collaborative, and an HIV Primary Care physician at the Maple Leaf Medical Clinic.
He earned his medical degree at the University of Manitoba and has completed postgraduate training psychiatry, internal medicine, paediatric emergency medicine, and toxicology. He has also completed an emergency medical fellowship, with sub-specialty training in traumatology and toxicology.
Dr. Kovacs’ primary research interests are in immunopathogenesis, persistence of HIV infection, issues of reservoirs and latency, acute seroconversion, and therapeutic vaccine trials. He has taken part in clinical and investigator driven research with collaborators, including John Hopkins University, Harvard University, and McGill University.
He is a principal investigator for CTNPT 020, which is investigating the effect of a therapeutic HIV vaccine on HIV viral reservoirs in individuals who initiated therapy during the acute/early phase of infection. He is also a co-investigator for CTNPT 022A & 022B and CTN 247.