Dr. Avi Nath MD

Chief Section of Infections of the Nervous System
Clinical Director,
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD | USA

Dr. Nath is the Clinical Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at NIH, where he is also Chief of the Section of Infections of the Nervous System, Director of the Translational Center for Neurological Sciences. He specializes in neuro-immunology and neurovirology. His research is focused on studying the clinical manifestations and pathophysiology and developing treatments for neurological infections with a focus on HIV infection and endogenous retroviruses. In recent years, he has studied the neurological complications of emerging infections including Ebola, Zika virus and SARS-CoV-2 and conducts research on patients with undiagnosed neuroinflammatory disorders. He has served on advisory committees to the NIH, CDC, FDA and WHO. He is the past President and the recipient of the Pioneer award from the International Society of NeuroVirology. He received the Wybran award from the Society of Neuroimmune Pharmacology for contributions to Neurovirology. He also received the NIH Director’s award for his work on SARS-CoV-2 and the Health and Human Services Secretary’s award for his work on Ebola infection. He is an elected member of the Association of American Physicians, an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Board member of the American Neurological Association.