Our Team

Indira Brar

Indira Brar, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Infectious Diseases. Dr Brar’s research interests are in clinical outcomes of HIV patients including evaluation of novel therapies, and co infection with HIV and Hepatitis C. She has participated in NIH sponsored AIDS clinical trials groups (ACTG).

Smitha Gudipati, MD Senior Staff physician. Her research interest is in virology and resistance mechanisms of HIV as well as clinical outcomes of patients living with HIV. She has been involved in NIH and pharmaceutical grants.

Norman Markowitz, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University. Dr Markowitz coordinates the Ryan White Program HIV for the health system, and directs the HIV Clinical Genotyping Laboratory. He has been the Principal Investigator or Site-Leader for NIH sponsored AIDS clinical trials groups CPCRA, ACTG, and INSIGHT and has published extensively in the field of HIV.

Shannon Payne, MSN, ANP-BC, Nurse Practitioner Leader for HIV Programs at Henry Ford. Ms. Payne has extensive experience treating people with HIV through Ryan White funded programs. In addition, she participates in clinical research as well as engaging with public health and community agencies to address HIV, and Hepatitis C in underserved populations. Ms. Payne travels across the state educating healthcare professionals about HIV treatment and prevention. 

Nicholas Yared, MD is originally from Kentucky and completed medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He subsequently completed residency in internal medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI followed by an infectious disease fellowship at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. During fellowship, his research involved evaluation of the use of self-collected tests for detecting human papillomavirus (HPV) and investigation of barriers and facilitators to uptake of the HPV vaccine. His current research interests include HIV prevention and promoting linkage-to-care for people living with HIV. He currently serves as a senior staff physician in the Henry Ford Health System Infectious Disease Division and is the Associate Program Director for the infectious disease fellowship.

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