Assistant Commissioner: HIV/STD Services
C. Patrick Chaulk, MD, MPH is the Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of HIV/STD Services, Baltimore City Health Department. Dr. Chaulk is the Co-Chair of the Baltimore City HIV/AIDS Commission and HIV Planning Group. He also is a member of the Greater Baltimore HIV Health Services Planning Council. Dr. Chaulk is a pediatrician and preventive medicine physician with extensive experience in infectious diseases, including STDs, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Chaulk served on the Institute of Medicine’s The Elimination of Tuberculosis in the United States (1998 -2000) and its Modeling Community Containment For Pandemic Influenza A (2006).
His other experiences include serving as the Senior Associate for Health at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a national philanthropy located in Baltimore. For 16 years Dr. Chaulk managed its community health programing targeting immigrant, refugee and low-income minority families in urban settings around the United States. Dr. Chaulk also has experience in federal and state health policy serving as a congressional health aide to Congresswoman Virginia Smith of Nebraska, and as a health planner with the Nebraska State Health Department.
He received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Nebraska, a Medical Degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center where he completed a residency in Pediatrics. From the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health he received a Masters in Public Health and completed a residency in Preventive Medicine while also serving as Chief Resident. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on TB, STDs, HIV/AIDS, health care reform and preventive services.