Board Certification and Academic Information
||Internal Medicine - Assistant Professor
||American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Infectious Disease)
Academic Office Locations
|Academic Office Phone Number
||Academic Office Address
||School of Medicine
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Dr. Spivak joined the Division of Infectious Diseases in October 2011 after completing Infectious Diseases fellowship training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His primary focus is on translational research exploring HIV persistence and strategies for viral eradication.
During fellowship, Dr. Spivak spent three years in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Siliciano where he studied cellular reservoirs of HIV and helped to run a pilot clinical trial of a novel HIV eradication strategy. In May 2011, Dr. Spivak was awarded a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for a research proposal describing an in vitro screening assay to identify compounds able to selectively induce apoptosis in HIV infected cells.
At the University of Utah, Dr. Spivak will spend the majority of his time in the laboratory of Vicente Planelles in the Department of Pathology. Working with members of the Planelles lab, he will continue his ongoing research into the nature of HIV persistence. He cares for HIV patients as a member of the Clinic 1A staff at the University of Utah Hospital and attends on the inpatient Infectious Diseases consult service at both the University and VA Hospitals.