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About Scott Letendre, MD

Scott Letendre, MD, is an infectious disease specialist who cares for people at UC San Diego Health's Owen Clinic, one of America's top HIV care programs. He also provides consultation and care for patients staying in the hospital for infectious diseases. Dr. Letendre specializes in understanding the effects of chronic viral infections such as HIV and hepatitis C on the brain.

His research examines the effects of HIV and antiretroviral therapy (ART) on brain health, including cognition, memory and cerebrovascular disease. He is also interested in understanding the aging process among patients who have been on antiretroviral therapy for a long time.

Dr. Letendre completed a fellowship in infectious disease at Duke University School of Medicine as well as a fellowship in neurologic HIV research at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He completed residency training at Naval Medical Center, San Diego. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University, School of Medicine.

For more information, see Infectious Disease and HIV Care.

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UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • Georgetown University, School of Medicine, Washington, DC

Fellowship

  • Duke University, School of Medicine, Durham, NC

Fellowship

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Residency

  • Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Male

Conditions and Treatments

  • Pharmacology of Antimicrobials
  • Hepatitis C
  • Infection and Immune Associated Brain Injury
  • Neurologic Infections
  • General Infectious Diseases
  • HIV/AIDS
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted