Scott M. Hammer, MD

The International Antiviral Society–USA (IAS-USA) has awarded the IAS-USA Lifetime of Leadership Award to Scott M. Hammer, MD, for his 5 decades of service to the study and treatment of infectious diseases and for helping to forge the tools to defeat HIV on the anvil of excellence in medical science.

Dr Hammer was honored on March 28, 2019, at the IAS–USA 27th Annual Advanced CME Course in HIV Pathogenesis, Antiretrovirals, and Other Selected Issues in HIV Disease Management. The IAS-USA Lifetime of Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to the field of HIV medicine through scientific and academic leadership, as well as physician education and training, to improve the treatment and care for people infected with HIV or other viral infections.

Dr Hammer’s colleagues and peers contributed 3 to 5 words that they believe best describe him. The 5 most common descriptors were scientist, physician, educator, mentor, and guide.