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Infectious Diseases Society of America honors 105 distinguished physicians, scientists

Grant and Award Announcement

Infectious Diseases Society of America

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the nation's leading infectious diseases professional society, recognizes the distinguished physicians and scientists from the United States and around the world who were elected this year to be Fellows of IDSA.

Fellowship in IDSA honors those who have achieved professional excellence and provided significant service to the profession. "There has never been a more critical nor more exciting time for the field of infectious diseases. From an emerging outbreak of Ebola in the Congo to domestic outbreaks of measles to working tirelessly to solve the mystery of the patients before them, infectious diseases doctors are on the front lines of research and clinical care, keeping us safe from dangerous illness," said IDSA President Paul Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA. "The individuals receiving the FIDSA designation have demonstrated that they are true leaders--in their institutions, their communities, and in the field of infectious diseases."

Applicants for IDSA Fellowship must be nominated by their peers and meet specified criteria that may include continuing identification with the field of infectious diseases, national or regional recognition, and publication of their scholarly work. Nominees are reviewed and elected by the IDSA Board of Directors. Fellows of IDSA work in many different settings, including clinical practice, teaching, research, public health, and healthcare administration.

This year, the following individuals were honored as Fellows of IDSA:

Elizabeth Alexander, MD, MSC, FIDSA
Nabriva Therapeutics, Maplewood, NJ

Mayar Al Mohajer, MD, FIDSA
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Carolyn Alonso, MD, FIDSA
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Jason Andrews, MD, FIDSA
Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Ella Ariza-Heredia, MD, FIDSA
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Muhammad Salman Ashraf, MBBS, FIDSA
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Gretna, NE

Hilary Babcock, MD, MPH, FIDSA
Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO

Rajinder Bajwa, MD, FIDSA
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Niagra Falls, NY

Marie Yvette Barez, MD, FIDSA
Philippine Society for Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, Davao, Philippines

Alice Barsoumian, MD, FIDSA
Brooke Army Medical Center, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, TX

Curt Beckwith, MD, FIDSA
Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI

Robert Bettiker, MD, FIDSA
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Ramesh Bharadwaj, MD, FIDSA
McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence, SC

Sujata Bhavnani, MS, PharmD, FIDSA
Institute for Clinical Pharmacodynamics, Inc., Schenectady, NY

Tanaya Bhowmick, MD, FIDSA

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
Brian Blackburn, MD, FIDSA
Stanford University School of Medicine, Emerald Hills, CA

Christopher Blais, MD, MPH, FIDSA
Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA

Thomas Boyce, MD, FIDSA
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Tatjana Calvano, DO, FIDSA
Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX

Christina Chan, MD, FIDSA
Merck, Annandale, NJ

Phillip Coffin, MD, FIDSA
San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA

Rhonda Colombo, MD, FIDSA
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Evans, GA

Nathan Cummins, MD, FIDSA
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, MN

Pola de la Torre, MD, FIDSA
Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Jasmine Dhindsa, MD, FIDSA
Renown Health, Reno, NV

Allison Eckard, MD, FIDSA
Medical University of South Carolina, Mount Pleasant, SC

Srilatha Edupuganti, MD, FIDSA
Emory University, Decatur, GA

Shirit Einav, MD, FIDSA
Stanford University, Los Altos Hills, CA

Scott Evans, MS, PHD, FIDSA
George Washington University, Rockville, MD

Ahmed Farooq, MD, FIDSA
Metrolina Infectious Diseases, PA, Venice, FL

Julio Figueroa, MD, FIDSA
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA

Catherine Fleming, MD, MPH, FIDSA
Galway University Hospital, Galway, Ireland

Jennifer Forrester, MD, FIDSA
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH

Marcelo Gareca, MD, FIDSA
Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA

Robert Geise, MD, FIDSA
Evergreen Health, Woodinville, WA

Nicholas Gilpin, DO, FIDSA
Beaumont Health System, Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak, MI

Edward Grace, PharmD, FIDSA
Sovereign Medical Consulting, LLC, Greenville, SC

Gary Green, MD, FIDSA
Kaiser Permanente, Santa Rosa, CA

Rachna Gupta, MD, FIDSA
ID Care, Morristown, NJ

Federico Hinestrosa, MD, FIDSA
Orlando Immunology Center, Orlando, FL

Mary Hinkle, MD, FIDSA
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD

Susan Hoover, MD, PHD, FIDSA
Sanford Health, Sioux Falls, SD

A. Mark Joffe, MD, FIDSA
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Zeina Kanafani, MD, FIDSA
American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon

Russell Kempker, MD, MSC, FIDSA
Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Quratulain Kizilbash, MD, MPH, FIDSA
The University of Texas Health Northeast, San Antonio, TX,

Lalitha Koduri, MD, FIDSA
Our Lady of Fatima Hospital / Roger William Medical Center, North Prvince, RI

Suganthini Krishnan Natesan, MD, FIDSA
John D Dingell VA Medical Center, Troy, MI

Ravina Kullar, PharmD, FIDSA
Merck Research Labs, Santa Monica, CA

Benjamin Landrum, MD, FIDSA
Infectious Disease Associates, Ellicott City, MD

Joanne Langley, MD, FIDSA
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada

Steven Lawrence, MD, MSC, FIDSA
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Dong Heun Lee, MD, FIDSA
Drexel University, College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Nicole Leedy, MD, FIDSA
University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY

Ann MacIntyre, DO, FIDSA
Private Practice, Miami, FL

Julie Mangino, MD, FIDSA
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Luis Marcos, MD, MPH, FIDSA
Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY

Camelia Marculescu, MD, FIDSA
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Ana Markelz, MD, FIDSA
Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX

Jose Mateo, MD, FIDSA
Private Practice, Boca Raton, FL

Celia Maxwell, MD, FIDSA
Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC

Shirin Mazumder, MD, FIDSA
University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

Marisa Miceli, MD, FIDSA
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Andy Miller, MD, FIDSA
Weill Cornell Medicine/Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Subhashis Mitra, MD, FIDSA
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Obinna Nnedu, MD, FIDSA
Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA

Jason Parham, MD, MPH, FIDSA
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

Anna Person, MD, FIDSA
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Philip Polgreen, MD, FIDSA
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Debra Powell, MD, FIDSA
Tower Health Reading Hospital, West Reading, PA

Vidhya Prakash, MD, FIDSA
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL

David Priest, MD, FIDSA
Novant Health, Winston Salem, NC

Jennifer Primeggia, MD, FIDSA
Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, VA

Sanjay Pujari, MD, FIDSA
Institute of Infectious Diseases, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Ayesha Rashid, MD, FIDSA
St. Paul Infectious Disease Associates, Apple Valley, MN

Philip Robinson, MD, FIDSA
Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach, CA

Nadine Rouphael, MD, FIDSA
Emory University, Decatur, GA

Carlos Ruiz-Torres, MD, FIDSA
Central Florida Regional Hospital, Sanford, FL

Mirella Salvatore, MD, FIDSA
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

Jyoti Samant, MD, FIDSA
University of Alabama School of Medicine, Montgomery, AL

Uriel Sandkovsky, MD, FIDSA
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Plano, TX

Molade Sarumi, MD, FIDSA
Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC

Maria Teresa Seville, MD, FIDSA
Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ

Erica Shenoy, MD, PHD, FIDSA
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Dennis Shoemaker, DO, FIDSA
SoutheastHEALTH, Jackson, MO

Fernanda Silveira, MD, FIDSA
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

David Smith, MD, FIDSA
University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA

Rontgene Solante, MD, FIDSA
Philippine Society of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Quezon City, Philippines

Kristina St. Clair, DO, FIDSA
U.S. Naval Medical Research Center, FPO, AP

Joanne Stekler, MD, MPH, FIDSA
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Mark Stibich, PHD, FIDSA
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Santa Fe, NM

Robert Striker, MD, PHD, FIDSA
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Vincent Tam, PharmD, FIDSA
University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX

Chen Sabrina Tan, MD, FIDSA
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Joel Terriquez, MD, FIDSA
Flagstaff Medical Center, Flagstaff, AZ

Zeyar Thet, MD, FIDSA
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Hong Van Tieu, MD, FIDSA
New York Blood Center, New York, NY

John Todd, MD, FIDSA
Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA

Athe Tsibris, MD, FIDSA
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Cambridge, MA

Eugene Tso, MBBS, FIDSA
United Christian Hospital, Hong Kong, HONG KONG

Amra Uzicanin, MD, MPH, FIDSA
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

David Van Duin, MD, PHD, FIDSA
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Michael Wang, MD, FIDSA
Lakeland Health, Saint Joseph, MI

Sarah Wieczorkiewicz, PharmD, FIDSA
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL

David Wyles, MD, FIDSA
Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO


IDSA is an organization of physicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals dedicated to promoting health through excellence in infectious diseases research, education, prevention, and patient care. The Society, which has over 10,000 members, was founded in 1963 and is based in Arlington, Va. For more information, see .

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