Title: Director of Clinical Research
Company: AHF – The Kinder Medical Group
Location: Miami, Florida, United States
Clifford A. Kinder, MD, Director of Clinical Research at AHF – The Kinder Medical Group, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in HIV/AIDS research.
Dr. Kinder commenced his professional career in the music industry, having worked for Michlan and Company as music director and Kinder and Bryant as a composer. During that time, he co-composed themes for GI Joe, My Little Pony, Transformers, Gem, The Holograms, Hasbro, Pepsi, Coca-Cola and more. While his career was soaring in the 1980s, the HIV/AIDS crisis had taken the lives of many he knew in the music business. Dr. Kinder wanted to help those fighting for their lives, leading him to make a career switch. Backed by a Bachelor of Science in psychology and pre-medicine from Fordham University from 1975, he went on to attain a Doctor of Medicine from the Ross University School of Medicine in the Caribbean in 1996.
Now a renowned HIV specialist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine, Dr. Kinder flourished during his residency in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of South Carolina. Notably, since 2000, he has been the medical director of AHF- The Kinder Medical Group and the director of clinical research for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation Southern Bureau. Committed to providing the best possible medical care, he has worked to provide a full range of service through highly knowledgeable and trained staff. To remain abreast of his industry, Dr. Kinder maintains affiliation with the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Florida Family Physicians and the American Board of Family Medicine.
Finding great success throughout the course of his career, Dr. Kinder has been named to America’s Top Family Doctors consecutively since 2003 and to America’s Top Doctors in 2020. Attributing his success to his work, he adds that if you have a passion for what you do then success is inevitable. With this sentiment, he adds that being able to participate in keeping thousands of more people alive from a disease that can be potentially fatal is incredibly rewarding. Dr. Kinder believes that whatever the world throws at you, you take it and do the best with it. In the coming years, he plans to continue advocating for HIV/AIDS awareness, as the advancements have been great but it is still a global issue.
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