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Dr Frederick G. Hayden

Frederick G. Hayden, M.D., is Richardson Professor of Clinical Virology and Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Hayden received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1973. After completing internal medicine residency and fellowship training in infectious diseases at the University of Rochester, he joined the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1978, initially in the Division of Epidemiology and Virology and subsequently in the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health. His principal research interests have been influenza and rhinovirus infections with a particular focus on the development and application of antiviral agents for these and other respiratory viral diseases. He has published over 350 peer-reviewed articles, chapters and reviews and co-edited the textbook Clinical Virology published by ASM Press. From April 2006 to August 2008 he was a Medical Officer in the Global Influenza Program at the World Health Organization and continues to serve as consultant to WHO on respiratory viral infections. From September 2008 to December 2012 he worked part-time on secondment from the University as influenza research coordinator at the Wellcome Trust in London, where he helped to establish the International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infections Consortium.