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Michael A. Kolber, M.D., Ph.D.

General Information

Michael A. Kolber, M.D., Ph.D.


  • Fax: 305-243-5367


  • Infectious Disease - Internal Medicine
  • Clinical & Laboratory Immunology-Medical Genetics



Clinical Areas

HIV/AIDS, vaccine research, cellular immunology


  • American Board of Internal Medicine


  • Clinical Director of HIV
  • Director, Adult HIV Services
  • Director, Comprehensive AIDS Program
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
  • Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
  • Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs

Research Interests

Cellular immunology, immune pathology of HIV, HIV prevention, HIV retention in care, HIV linkage to care, HIV reservoirs, Affordable Care Act


  • Doblecki-Lewis S, Kolber MA, Preventing HIV Infection: Pre and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, IUBMB Life. 2014 Jul;66(7):453-61
  • Rodriguez AE, Castel AD, Parish CL, Willis S, Feaster DJ, Kharfen M, Cardenas GA, Villamizar K, Kolber M, Vazquez-Rivera, Metsch LR. HIV Medical Providers’ Perceptions of the Use of Antiretroviral Therapy as Nonoccupational PostexposureProphylaxis in 2 Major Metropolitan Areas.J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2013; 64 (suppl 1):
  • Strbo N, Vaccari M, Pahwa S, Kolber MA, Doster MN, Fisher E, Gonzalez L, Stablein D, Franchini G, Podack ER. 2013. Novel vaccination modality provides significant protection against mucosal infection by highly pathogenic SIV. Cutting Edge J Immunology 2013; 190: 2495-9
  • Kolber MA, Buendia P, DeGruttola, Moore RD. HIV-1 diversity after a class switch failure. AIDS and Human Retroviruses 2010;26:1176-80
  • Kolber MA. CD38+CD8+ T-cells negatively correlate with CD4 Central Memory Cells in virally suppressed HIV-1 infected individuals. AIDS. 2008, 22:1937-41
  • MA Kolber, MO Saenz, TJ Tanner, KL Arheart, H Liu, S Pahwa, Intensification of a suppressive HAART regimen increases CD4 counts and decreases CD8+ T-cell activation. Clin Immunol 2008:126;315-21.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
University of Illinois
University of Miami School of Medicine
George Washington University Hospital
Exp. Immunology Branch, NCI, NIH


Michael Kolber, PhD, MD is professor of Medicine with secondary appointments in Micro/Immunology Department of Public Health Science.  He is the Clinical Director for HIV Adult Service in Infectious Diseases, he is the Director of the Comprehensive AIDS Program fro the UMMSM, he is the VIce Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Medicine.  Dr. Kolber has over 50 publications the majority in the field of HIV.  He is co-director for the Community and Behavioral Core of the Miami CFAR.  His current NIH funded research is on the real world use of PrEP, a multi center trial including San Francisco Department of Health and the Whitman Walker Clinic in DC.  He is working on various committees to enhance the School's prevention and Public Health footprint in the Community while providing strategies to provide healthcare in the changing landscape. Over the past few years Dr. Kolber has expanded UM HIV care into surrounding FQHC thereby improving care and building a network to enhance prevention science in the Community.  He is the local PI for the AIDS Education and Training Center which strives to provide education to local physicians in the field of HIV.   Over the past few years Dr. Kolber has received community awards (C.A.E.A.R Coalition and the Flowers Foundation) as well as teaching awards.  Dr. Kolber looks to the future to grow HIV prevention efforts and improve linkage and retention in care for those affected with HIV.

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