Dr. Frederick Siegal is board certified in Internal Medicine and Immunology. He has been at the forefront of HIV/AIDS research and treatment, publishing one of the first NEJM articles on the immune deficiency aspect of the emerging infection, and one of the first textbooks on the subject in 1981. He is board certified in internal medicine as well as allergy and immunology and has over 30 years of experience providing care to disparate populations.
Dr. Siegal has served on several committees of the NIH and the FDA, and is an advisor to many governmental agencies on the subject of HIV/AIDS. He lectures extensively on the role of the innate immune system, and in particular on a novel cell that produces interferon, which he helped to discover. In May 2010, he joined Mount Sinai as an Assistant Professor of Medicine, and continues his clinical work at the Downtown practice.