Media Profile - Gregory A. Storch, MD
Gregory A. Storch, MD
Director of Infectious Diseases
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
- Internationally-recognized expert in the study of organic viruses and the molecular identification and genetic research on new and emerging diseases
- Established Project ARK, or AIDS/HIV Resources for KIDS, which helps coordinate medical, psychosocial and educational services for HIV-infected children and their families.
- Research interests include developing molecular diagnostic tests to identify new and emerging viral infections and other unconventional infectious agents as well as pediatric HIV.
- Currently serves on the editorial board of Clinical Microbiology Reviews and is a reviewer for several other medical journals.
- Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the director of the Division of Laboratory Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Notable quotes from Dr. Storch
Dr. Storch on his work through Project ARK:
“We have had dramatic improvements in the conditions of many of the kids we treat. We have the medicine it takes to keep these (HIV positive) children thriving. Now, our biggest challenge is keeping families involved and compliant with extremely complicated treatments.”
Dr. Storch on his experiences as a professor of molecular microbiology and as director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratories at St. Louis Children's Hospital:
“We're in a period of very rapid discovery in which the causes of a number of previously unknown diseases are being discovered through molecular methods.”