Paul Klotman, M.D., FACP

President and CEO
Baylor College of Medicine

Paul Klotman, M.D., FACP Photo



Office of the President, BCM-Cullen Building (Work)
Room: BCMC-143A
Mail Stop: BCM100
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
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  • Research Fellowship from Duke University Medical Center
    06/1982 - Durham, North Carolina United States
  • Residency from Duke University Medical Center
    06/1981 - Durham, North Carolina United States
  • M.D. from Indiana University School Of Medicine
    05/1976 - Indianapolis, IN United States


Role of HIV in Renal Disease
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
September 17, 2020


Role of HIV in Renal Disease
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
September 17, 2020

Professional Statement

Since September 1, 2010 I have had the privilege of serving as President and CEO of Baylor College of Medicine, one of the world’s leading health science universities. My position as the leader of Baylor College of Medicine has highlighted to me the need for radical change in academic medicine. Through the application of scientific principles across all areas of the College, we are creating new models for how we manage and operate the College; deliver care focused on value and on the individual; and conduct research. As we develop these new models we are changing the way we educate the next generation so that they will be prepared, not only to work with new approaches, but to continue to evolve our models for changing times. We are redefining academic medicine. In the laboratory my work has blended both basic and clinical research in molecular virology and AIDS pathogenesis. I have mentored over 50 clinical fellows, postdoctoral fellows, and students in my laboratory, most of whom are now independently funded, including four who currently serve as chairs of medicine and four others who lead major institutes or centers. Among other achievements, the work in my laboratory, led to development of the first small animal model of HIV-associated nephropathy using transgenic techniques. Throughout my career, enhancing medical education has been a driving force. As Chairman of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine I led a redesign of the residency program that helped make it one of the top internal medicine programs in the country. At Baylor, I am working with the leadership of all four schools to strengthen and expand medical and scientific education from kindergarten through post-graduate training. Ultimately the goal of all we are doing at Baylor is to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Houston and the world. Achieving this requires engagement in the world outside academia to shape and encourage adoption of new policies. Toward this end, I work with our local and national governments as well as Baylor’s affiliated institutions and serve on many local and national boards and committees, including the Greater Houston Partnership, the American Association of Medical Colleges, and the boards of several companies.

Professional Achievements

  • Elected to Association of American Physicians

  • Elected to American Society of Clinical Investigation

  • New York Magazine Top Doctors, Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors

  • Physician of the Year, The Mount Sinai Hospital

Professional Interests

  • Future of Academic Medicine

  • Academic Medicine Leadership

  • Medical Education

  • Molecular Virology

  • AIDS Pathogenesis

  • HIV-Associated Nephropathy