Quentin Eichbaum M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., M.F.A., F.C.A.P. was born and raised in Namibia and South Africa where he obtained degrees in law, science and literature at the University of Cape Town. He traveled extensively and worked on various health-related projects on the African subcontinent before coming to the U.S., where he completed his M.D. and Ph.D. postdoctoral studies at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston. This was followed by a pathology residency and clinical fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital, and research fellowships in infectious diseases at both Boston Children’s Hospital and the Partners AIDS Research Center of MGH. He received his M.P.H. degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. Immediately prior to joining Vanderbilt School of Medicine, he was involved for two years in establishing and developing the curriculum at the first U.S. medical school situated on the U.S.-Mexico border, where he was also involved in numerous initiatives in ‘border health’. He recently joined the Vanderbilt School of Medicine as Assistant Dean for Program Development, and is an Associate Professor of Pathology and Medical Education, as well as Associate Director of Transfusion Medicine. His research interests lie in HIV immunology, laboratory medicine and diagnostics and medical education.