Risa M. Hoffman, MD

Risa M. Hoffman, MD

Travel Medicine| Infectious Diseases
Accepting new patients


Dr. Hoffman is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases. She completed medical school at UCLA and a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency training program, as well as a Master of Public Health degree, at Harvard University. Following training in adult Infectious Diseases at UCLA, she joined the UCLA Division of Infectious Diseases as a faculty member in 2010. Dr. Hoffman's research focuses on HIV co-morbidities, as well as on the implementation of HIV service delivery in resource-limited settings. She has performed collaborative research with teams in Malawi, Zambia, South Africa, and Brazil and since 2009 she has served on the leadership team of a large PEPFAR/USAID grant that is a collaboration between Partners in Hope, a nonprofit medical center in Malawi, and the UCLA Division of Infectious Diseases. She is also a member of the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Network (IMPAACT), participating as an investigator on randomized clinical trials focused on improving clinical treatment strategies for HIV-infected pregnant and postpartum women globally. In addition to research, Dr. Hoffman serves as an Associate Director of the UCLA Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program and Director of the Global Health Program for the David Geffen School of Medicine.




Medical Board Certifications

Infectious Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2007
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2004


UCLA School of Medicine, 2007


Brigham and Women�s Hospital, 2004


Brigham and Women�s Hospital, 2001


UCLA School of Medicine, MD, 2000

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center



  • HIV & Women
  • Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission
  • Global Health