Dan Reirden, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Adolescent Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine (1999)
Graduate School :
  • MA, Loyola College
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Fordham University (NY) (1995)
Internship:
  • University of Connecticut/Hartford Hospital Program (2000)
Residency:
  • University of Connecticut Program, Internal Medicine - Pediatrics (2003)
Fellowships:
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program, Adolescent Medicine (2006)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Adolescent Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Medical Director, CHIP Youth Clinic
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
  • Director, TRUE Center for Gender Diversity

Recognition & Awards

  • Clinical Champion for Diversity and Inclusion, Children's Hospital Colorado (2018)
  • Denver Mayor’s Diversity and Inclusion Award, Denver Mayor’s LGBTQ Commission (2018)
  • People's Choice Ally Award, One-Colorado (2016)

Research Interests

I am actively involved in research on HIV prevention and treatment; research designed to improve the lives and to advance knowledge with respect to transgender and gender non-conforming children, adolescents, and young adults; and investigating ethical implications of working with adolescents and young adults living with HIV or at risk of acquiring HIV and working with transgender children, adolescents and young adults.

Teaching

  • Associate Professor (2015)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics
    Adolescent Medicine, HIV Medicine, Ethics, Professionalism, Communication

Publications

  • Bunge KE, Levy L, Szydlo DW, Zhang J, Gaur AH, Reirden D, Mayer KH, Futterman D, Hoesley C, Hillier SL, Marzinke MA, Hendrix CW, Gorbach PM, Wilson CM, Soto-Torres L, Kapogiannis B, Nel A, Squires KE. Brief Report: Phase IIa Safety Study of a Vaginal Ring Containing Dapivirine in Adolescent Young Women. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2020 Feb 1;83(2):135-139. PubMed PMID: 31929401
  • Alon L, Bruce D, Blocker O, Bouris AM, Reirden DH, Schneider JA. Perceptions of quality and safety in cannabis acquisition amongst young gay and bisexual men living with HIV/AIDS who use cannabis: Impact of legalisation and dispensaries. Int J Drug Policy. 2020 Dec 9;88:103035. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33310342
  • Bruce D, Bouris AM, Bowers S, Blocker O, Lee SY, Glidden MF, Schneider JA, Reirden DH. Medical, therapeutic, and recreational use of cannabis among young men who have sex with men living with HIV. Addict Res Theory. 2020;28(3):250-259. PubMed PMID: 32952491
  • Shah SK, Essack Z, Byron K, Slack C, Reirden D, van Rooyen H, Jones NR, Wendler DS. Adolescent Barriers to HIV Prevention Research: Are Parental Consent Requirements the Biggest Obstacle?. J Adolesc Health. 2020 Oct;67(4):495-501. PubMed PMID: 32636140
  • Knopf A, Ott MA, Draucker CB, Fortenberry JD, Reirden DH, Arrington-Sanders R, Schneider J, Straub D, Baker R, Bakoyannis G, Zimet GD. Innovative Approaches to Obtain Minors' Consent for Biomedical HIV Prevention Trials: Multi-Site Quasi-Experimental Study of Adolescent and Parent Perspectives. JMIR Res Protoc. 2020 Mar 30;9(3):e16509. PubMed PMID: 32224493
  • Bunge KE, Levy L, Szydlo DW, Zhang J, Gaur AH, Reirden D, Mayer KH, Futterman D, Hoesley C, Hillier SL, Marzinke MA, Hendrix CW, Gorbach PM, Wilson CM, Soto-Torres L, Kapogiannis B, Nel A, Squires KE. Brief Report: Phase IIa Safety Study of a Vaginal Ring Containing Dapivirine in Adolescent Young Women. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2020 Feb 1;83(2):135-139. PubMed PMID: 31929401
  • Reirden DH, Glover JJ. Maximizing Resources: Ensuring Standard of Care for a Transgender Child in a Rural Setting. Am J Bioeth. 2019 Jul;19(7):66-67. PubMed PMID: 31237502
  • Kahn JA, Belzer M, Chi X, Lee J, Gaur AH, Mayer K, Martinez J, Futterman DC, Stier EA, Paul ME, Chiao EY, Reirden D, Goldstone SE, Ortiz Martinez AP, Cachay ER, Barroso LF, Da Costa M, Wilson CM, Palefsky JM. Pre-vaccination prevalence of anogenital and oral human papillomavirus in young HIV-infected men who have sex with men. Papillomavirus Res. 2019 Jun;7:52-61. PubMed PMID: 30658128
  • Anderson PL, Reirden D, Castillo-Mancilla J. Pharmacologic Considerations for Preexposure Prophylaxis in Transgender Women. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Aug 15;72 Suppl 3:S230-4. PubMed PMID: 27429188
  • Rowan SE, Burman WJ, Johnson SC, Connick E, Reirden D, Daniloff E, Gardner EM. Engagement-in-care during the first 5 years after HIV diagnosis: data from a cohort of newly HIV-diagnosed individuals in a large US city. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2014 Sep;28(9):475-82. PubMed PMID: 25084559
  • Gardner EM, Daniloff E, Thrun MW, Reirden DH, Davidson AJ, Johnson SC, Wilmoth R, Connick E, Burman WJ. Initial linkage and subsequent retention in HIV care for a newly diagnosed HIV-infected cohort in Denver, Colorado. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2013 Nov-Dec;12(6):384-90. PubMed PMID: 23962912
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Fellow
  • American College of Physicians (ACP), Fellow
  • Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine, Member
  • American Academy of HIV Medicine, Member
  • American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, Member
  • WPATH, Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Children's Hospital Colorado Adolescent Medicine
860 N Potomac Cir
Aurora, CO 80011
720-777-6131

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2003, 2013)
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification (2003, 2014)
  • Adolescent Medicine, Board Certification (2008, 2018)
  • American Academy of HIV Medicine Specialist, Specialized Training (2015)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Immune System - AIDS / HIV Disease
  • Infections - Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Child and Teen Health - Teen Health
  • Immune System - AIDS
  • Infections - Viral Infections
  • Endocrine System (Hormones)
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Immune System
  • Infections
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests include diagnosis and treatment of: Transgender children, adolescents, and young adults; Children, adolescents, and young adults living with HIV or at risk of acquiring HIV; Provider of PrEP Services; LGBTQ adolescents and young adults.

Care Philosophy
I believe that every person has the right to welcoming, comprehensive, and individualized health care no matter who they are. I believe in treating the person as a whole, taking every aspect of a patient’s body and health into consideration during diagnosis and treatment.

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine (1999)
Graduate Schools:
  • MA, Loyola College (0001)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Fordham University (NY) (1995)
Internships:
  • University of Connecticut/Hartford Hospital Program (2000)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Connecticut Program, Internal Medicine - Pediatrics (2003)
Fellowships:
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program, Adolescent Medicine (2006)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Adolescent Medicine
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