Infectious Disease Dysplasia Clinic
Lori Panther, MD, MPH, is the Clinical Director of the Infectious Diseases HPV Clinic, which provides screening and treatment for patients with HPV-related anogenital disease. Created in 1999, the HPV Clinic provides multidisciplinary care for populations at the highest risk for HPV-driven anogenital cancers, and is the largest clinic of its kind in New England. This clinic is a referral site for providers seeking specialized care for their patients throughout the Northeast and nationally, providing screening exams and ablative therapies for symptomatic HPV-associated diseases and high-grade dysplasia, as well as initial management and appropriate referral for anogenital cancer. The HPV Clinic has been a site for clinical trials sponsored by both industry and the National Institutes of Health, which has resulted in publications on how best to screen for HPV-related anogenital cancers, outcomes and cost-effectiveness research of treatment effectiveness, epidemiological risk for anal cancers and pre-cancers in high-risk populations, and translational research investigating a possible immunologic predisposition of HPV-infected anogenital tissue to HIV infection.