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Dr. Leslie Cockerham Promoted to Chief Medical Officer of Vivent Health


Vivent Health is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Leslie Cockerham, M.A.S., to Chief Medical Officer. She was most recently Vice President of Medical Affairs for Vivent Health.

In addition to providing medical care to her patients, Dr. Cockerham leads the medical operations of Vivent Health nationwide.

“Dr. Cockerham has committed her entire career to the fight against AIDS,” Vivent Health President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Gifford said. “Vivent Health will be in great hands as she assumes the role of Chief Medical Officer assuring the highest quality of care for the growing number patients in our national practice.  Her commitment to outstanding patient care, her knowledge and leadership of medical practice and her vision for the future of health care will all serve us well.”

Dr. Cockerham received her medical degree from Northwestern University and completed her residency and infectious disease fellowship at the University of California-San Francisco. She also has a master’s degree in clinical research from UCSF.

Dr. Cockerham’s research is focused on understanding how HIV can cause immune dysfunction and persist even with long-term antiretroviral therapy. She is planning to continue exploring strategies that target these mechanisms with the goal of bringing us closer to achieving the eradication of HIV.

“I wholeheartedly believe in the mission and vision of Vivent Health and our care model,” Dr. Cockerham said. “I’m excited for this next chapter in my career at Vivent Health and what we can accomplish together for our patients and clients.”