Demetre Daskalakis, MD, MPH

Deputy Commissioner, Division of Disease Control
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Long Island City, New York

Demetre Daskalakis, MD, MPH is the Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Disease Control at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Dr. Daskalakis directs the public health laboratory and all infectious disease control programs for New York City, including HIV, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections, vaccine-preventable diseases, and general communicable diseases. His Division is one of the largest in the Department, employing more than
1,100 staff, managing >$350 million, and operating 14 clinical facilities.
He received his medical education from NYU School of Medicine and completed his residency training in 2003 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He also completed Clinical Infectious
Disease fellowships at the Brigham and Women’s | Massachusetts General Hospital combined program.
He received his Masters of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. He has been a career-long physician activist in the area of HIV treatment and prevention among LGBT people.

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