Dr. Montaner is the director of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, and a Professor of Medicine and head of AIDS research at UBC.

He completed his post-doctoral and residency training in UBC in 1981, before becoming the director of UBC / St. Paul’s Hospital AIDS Research Program and the Immunodeficiency Clinic. During this time, he led an international team of investigators to develop access to “highly active antiretroviral therapy” (HAART) to improve the immune system of patients and suppress the progression of HIV disease.

Dr. Montaner has over 650 scientific publications on HIV/AIDS. He was appointed to Order of Canada in 2014 in recognition of his contribution in international HIV/AIDS research. Often recognized as an leader in the field, Dr. Montaner has been inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

Dr. Montaner co-founded the CTN in 1990. He is involved with a number of CTN studies including CTN 248: Incentives Stop AIDS & HIV in Drug Users, and CTN 244: STOP HIV & AIDS in IDU, both seeking for optimal treatment outcomes and prevention in HIV & AIDS in injection drug users.