• Type: Senior Entity Staff
  • Organization: Instituto Dominicano de Estudios Virólgicos – IDEV
  • Title: Medical Director
  • Years of Experience in the field: 30

Ellen Koenig

Theme Areas: Health


Dr. Ellen Koenig is the Medical Director of the Instituto Dominicano de Estudios Virólgicos (IDEV), an organization which she founded over 20 years ago. IDEV is a Dominican non-profit organization that was originally established to run clinical trials with new molecules for HIV. It has branched out to now include education, out-patient services, and special units for Men Having Sex with Men and those not speaking Spanish. As stated in its name, IDEV works with viruses, especially HIV, hepatitis virus and papillomavirus.

Dr. Koenig graduated from Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, United States, cum laude, in 1963, and received an M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania,, PA, United States, in 1970. In 1991, Dr. Koenig received her Doctor of Medicine degree, cum laude, from UNIBE in Santo Domingo. She recently was recognized as one of three “Women Who Have Changed the World” by el Banco BHD Leon.

Professional Affiliations and/or Academic Background in Field

Dominican Medical Association
American Society of Microbiology