Karine Lacombe is an infectious diseases specialist whose clinical practice, teaching and research focus on viral infections. Professor Lacombe is head of the infectious diseases department at the Saint-Antoine Hospital, AP-HP, Paris.
She is one of the international leaders on HIV-hepatitis coinfection and has given plenary lectures at all international conferences on infectious diseases. Since March 2020, she has been heavily involved as a clinician and researcher but also at the political level in the management of the Covid-19 crisis.
Her recent publications include Phase 2 and 3 clinical trial results in HIV, chronic hepatitis and SARS-CoV2.
Karine Lacombe graduated from the Pierre and Marie Curie University of Medicine in Paris and completed her internship and clinical training at the Saint-Antoine Hospital in Paris and the Saint-André Hospital in Bordeaux. In 2006, she obtained her PhD in epidemiology on HIV/hepatitis B co-infection and determinants of liver fibrosis. She became an associate professor in infectious diseases in 2007. She has been a full professor at the Sorbonne since 2016.