Allison Ross Eckard, MD
Division of Infectious Disease
Medical University of South Carolina
PubMed Google Scholar
Dr. Eckard's major research interests include clinical and translational aspects of HIV infection. She focuses on the metabolic, cardiovascular, nutritional, and neurocognitive complications of chronic HIV and antiretroviral therapy. Her current research involves the use of vitamin D supplementation as a means of minimizing HIV-related complications in HIV-infected children and young adults. She is also actively involved in research aimed at identifying effective cardiovascular imaging modalities in order to detect and follow subclinical atherosclerosis among HIV-infected children and adolescents, as well as identifying nutritional deficiencies in addition to vitamin D depletion to inform future intervention trials to enhance health and immunity and limit long-term complications in this patient population. Dr. Eckard is an attending physician at the Ponce Pediatric HIV Clinic, and enthusiastically pursues her research, teaching, and optimizing patient care in HIV-infected children both domestically and in resource-limited settings.