of Infectious Diseases is delighted to announce the appointment of David Wyles,
MD as Chief of the Infectious Diseases Division in the Department of Medicine
at Denver Health (DH). A native of Ohio, Dr. Wyles attended Northwestern
University for undergraduate studies and medical school, and completed his
internal medicine residency and ID fellowship at the University of Colorado.
Since then, he has been at the University of California at San Diego, where he
is Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of the UCSD Infectious Diseases
HCV clinic, and Director of the Microbiology course for the UCSD School of
Dr. Wyles has achieved an international reputation in the management of
hepatitis C infection, having done research both as a basic scientist and
investigator in several important clinical trials, leading to major advances in
this discipline. He is currently a member of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group
Hepatitis Transformative Science Group, International AIDS Society-USA Hepatitis
Board, and International Coalition of Hepatology Education Providers, and
serves as a panelist on both the IDSA/HIVMA and AASLD/IDSA national Guidelines
committees for diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C.
At Denver Health he will be succeeding Dr. Connie Price (now Chief Medical
Officer at DH), leading a division with model programs in Infection Prevention
and Antimicrobial Stewardship and a busy, challenging ID consultation service.
He plans to expand his research activities in hepatitis C, with collaborators
in the Department of Medicine, Denver Public Health and the University. Dr.
Wyles says: “I am excited and honored to be coming back to Denver Health; in
many ways it feels like coming home. The people and the patient population they
serve make this a unique and fabulous place to work.” He will be starting
in mid-October, 2016. Welcome back, Dave!