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Afsoon Roberts Afsoon Roberts
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine (Secondary)

Office Phone: 202-741-2234
Email: Email
Department: Medicine


  • BS, University of California, Berkeley, 1988
  • MD, George Washington University, 1992


Dr. Afsoon Roberts received her B.S. degree from the University of California at Berkeley and her M.D. degree from the George Washington University (GW). She went on to complete her residency training and fellowship training at GW and joined the Division of Infectious Disease as a faculty member in 1998. She has been involved in medical school education serving as course director for the medical microbiology course for seven years and more recently participated in revising the curriculum as part of the school’s curricular overhaul and transition to an active learning based pedagogy. She began serving as fellowship program director in 2008.

Her areas of interest include HIV infection and HIV-related opportunistic infections. She serves as principal investigator for multiple HIV treatment clinical trials. Most recently, she is collaborating with researchers in the Department of Epidemiology in trials studying female genital tract immunity.


Dr. Roberts’ awards include the Golden Apple Award rewarded for teaching in the category basic sciences in 2004 and 2005. She was awarded the university Distinguished Teacher award in 2006 and has been a member of Alpha Omega Alpha since 2005.


  • Infectious Diseases


View publications by this faculty member from January 1, 2013 - present

Kerkhoff AD, Reyes JA, Roberts AD, Simon GL. A rare complication of cytomegalovirus infection: central nervous system immune reconstitution syndrome. Infect Dis Clin Practice, 2014.

Roberts AD, Simon GL. Diabetic Foot Infections. In: Essentials of vascular Surgery for General Surgeons. R Neville ed, Springer Press 2014.

Ng M, Epstein SB, Callahan MT, Piotrowski BO, Simon GL, Roberts AD,Keiser JF, Kaplan JB. (2013) Induction of MRSA biofilm by low-dose beta-lactam antibiotics: specificity, prevalence and dose-response effects. Dose-Response DOI:10.2203/dose-response.13-021.Kaplan

Roberts AD, Simon GL. Diabetic Foot Infections: The Role of Microbiology and Treatment. Seminars in Vascular Surgery June 2012; 25 (2) 75-81

Roberts AD. Ascariasis, in Medical Parasitology, Satoskar AR, Simon GL, Hotez P, Tsuji M. Landes Bioscience, Georgetown, TX, 2009

Arateh K, Yeni P, Pozniak A, Grinsztejn B, Jayaweera D, Roberts A, Hoy J, De Meyers S, Vangeneugden T, Tomaka F. Efficacy and Safety of Darunavir/Ritonavir in Treatment-Experienced HIV Type-1-Infected Patients in the Power 1, 2 and 3 Trials at 96 Weeks. Antivir Ther. 2009;14(6): 859-64

Additional publications published before January 1, 2013 may be available within Himmelfarb Library's database.

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

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