Chief, Powel H. Kazanjian, MD, PhD

U-M Infectious Disease Powel Kazanjian
Powel H. Kazanjian, MD, PhD

Dr. Powel H. Kazanjian is a Professor of Internal Medicine and the Director of the HIV/AIDS Treatment Program. He is also a Professor of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health and a Professor of History at the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. He has served as Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases since 2005. Dr. Kazanjian received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his Medical Degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. His academic background also includes a Master of Arts (History of Science) from Harvard University and a Doctor of Philosophy (History) from the University of Michigan. He completed his fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School.

After working as an infectious diseases clinician in Rhode Island for five years, he returned to Massachusetts, where he became an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Director of the AIDS Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In 1994, Dr. Kazanjian was recruited to head the HIV/AIDS Treatment Program at the University of Michigan. Dr. Kazanjian continues in this role, and he now teaches undergraduate courses on the history of epidemic diseases and sexually transmitted diseases in the History Department of the University of Michigan.

Dr. Kazanjian’s medical research interests have included the nature of opportunistic illnesses in AIDS patients and their mutations to antimicrobial agents. His current historical research interests involve the history of epidemic diseases (including AIDS), their cultural significance and impact, and the history of bacteriology.

Division Administrator

U-M Infectious Diseases Division, Jennifer Hawkins
Jennifer Hawkins

Jennifer Hawkins
Division Administrator
Department of Internal Medicine
University Hospital South F4138
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5226
Phone: (734) 936-5215
Fax: (734) 998-2349