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Charles Hicks, MD, is board-certified in internal medicine and infectious disease. He provides primary care, including preventive care and diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases for adults with HIV and AIDS. Dr. Hicks is director of UC San Diego Health's Owen Clinic, one of America's top HIV care programs. Dr. Hicks is active in infectious disease research with an emphasis on new treatment and medications for individuals with HIV/AIDs. He is widely published in critically reviewed medical journals, including the Journal of Infectious Disease, the American Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, the Journal of American Medical Association, Clinical Infectious Diseases, AIDS and AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. As a professor of clinical medicine, Dr. Hicks is involved in training medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Hicks served as a professor of medicine at Duke University Medical Center. Previously, he was an assistant professor at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and staff physician in infectious disease services at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He also served as chief of the internal medicine clinic at DeWitt Army Community Hospital in Virginia. Dr. Hicks completed fellowships in infectious disease and medical science at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He completed his residency and an internship in internal medicine at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco. He received his medical degree from George Washington University and his bachelor’s degree from United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. When not at work, Dr. Hicks enjoys spending time with his family (wife Betty Carr and three adult children), cycling, and enjoying a nice glass of wine.