Stephen B. Calderwood, MD, FIDSA, is the
Morton N. Swartz, MD Academy Professor of Medicine (Microbiology and
Immunobiology) at Harvard Medical School, chief of the Division of
Infectious Diseases, vice chair, Department of Medicine, and director of
Undergraduate Medical Education at Massachusetts General Hospital.
He has played an active role in IDSA,
having served on the Board of Directors, Society Awards Committee,
Training Program Directors Committee, and Education Committee. He is
also currently the co-editor-in-chief for the infectious diseases
sections of UpToDate.
Dr. Calderwood is a fellow of the American
Academy of Microbiology, American College of Physicians, and the
American Association for Advancement of Science, and a member of the
Association of American Physicians. He is a past president of the
Massachusetts Infectious Diseases Society. Dr. Calderwood graduated from
Harvard Medical School, and completed his internship, residency, and
clinical and research fellowship in infectious diseases at Massachusetts
Johan Bakken, MD, PhD, FIDSA, is a
consultant in infectious diseases at St. Luke’s Hospital and a clinical
associate professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School
Dr. Bakken served as chair of the IDSA
State and Regional Societies (SRS) Board. During his involvement with
the SRS, he demonstrated the value of the ID clinician and advocated for
better compensation for the varied services they provide. He has
pioneered outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy, fecal biotherapy
for C. diff, and evidence-based treatment of Lyme disease, contributing
to related IDSA guidelines. Currently, he serves on the IDSA Diagnostics
Task Force, which is examining the research, development, approval,
manufacture, regulation and uptake of infectious diseases diagnostics.
Dr. Bakken graduated from the University
of Washington (UW) School of Medicine in 1972. He completed an
internship in internal medicine at the University of California Los
Angeles and subsequent residencies in internal medicine at UW and the
Lillehammer Regional Hospital in Norway. Dr. Bakken did his fellowship
in ID at the University of Oslo, Norway, and completed a two-year
postdoctoral fellowship in microbiology at Creighton University, Omaha,
Nebraska in 1987.
William G. Powderly, MD, FIDSA, is the J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine and co-director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He is director of the Institute for Public Health at Washington University and is an attending physician at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Dr. Powderly’s current research interests include long-term complications of HIV and antiretroviral therapy; fungal infections, especially cryptococcosis, and the translation of clinical advances to public health and public policy.
He was the inaugural chair of the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) of IDSA and was a founding member of the St. Louis Infectious Diseases Society.
Dr. Powderly graduated from the School of Medicine at University College, Dublin, Ireland in 1979. He did his internship and residency at St. Vincent's Hospital and Mater Misericordiae Hospital in Dublin (1979-1983), and completed his infectious diseases fellowship at the Washington University School of Medicine in 1986.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is a member of the AIDS Research Advisory Committee, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Penelope H. Dennehy, MD, FIDSA, is professor and vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Pediatrics at Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is also director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and program director of the combined Medicine and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowships at Rhode Island Hospital. Her research interests include viral gastroenteritis and viral respiratory diseas¬es in children; clinical trials of vaccines against rotavirus, influenza, and varicella; epidemiology and prevention of rotavirus infections; clinical diagnostic testing for rotavirus; and the epidemiology and etiology of viral gastroenteritis in hospitalized children. A past president of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS), Dr. Dennehy has served as a chair of the IDWeek Program Committee, as the PIDS liaison to the IDSA Board of Directors, and as the IDSA liaison for the Meningococcal Stakeholders Group at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She received the PIDS Distinguished Service Award in 2012.Dr. Dennehy graduated from Radcliffe College; earned her medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine; was an intern and resident in pediatrics at Rhode Island Hospital; and completed her fellowship in infectious diseases at a combined program of Boston Children’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Center and Beth Israel Hospital.
Cynthia L. Sears, MD, FIDSA, is professor of medicine and oncology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and attending physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She previously was director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship program at the university.
She serves as associate editor for Clinical Infectious Diseases and on the Editorial Advisory Board for The Journal of Infectious Diseases. Among other IDSA committees, she has served on the Program and Abstract Selection Committees, the Fellowship and Young Investigator Grants Award Committee, Training Directors Committee, Annual Meeting Program Committee, Rapid Communications Work Group, and the Board of Directors.
Dr. Sears graduated cum laude from the Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at The New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center. She completed her fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
Barbara E. Murray, MD, FIDSA, is director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas (UT) Medical School at Houston. She also serves as co-director of the Center for the Study of Emerging and Re-Emerging Pathogens at the UT Health Science Center-Houston.She previously served as IDSA’s Secretary-Treasurer and on numerous committees and task forces. Currently, she serves on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Infectious Diseases and as a member of IDSA’s Antibiotic Availability Task Force.Dr. Murray’s research interests include the pathogenesis of E. faecium and of E. faecalis, mechanisms of antibiotic resistance, the molecular epidemiology of antibiotic resistant organisms and diarrheagenic pathogens, and the efficacy of antibiotics against resistant enterococci and staphylococci. She has served in leadership positions in many organizations, including the American Society for Microbiology, the International Society for Infectious Diseases, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.Dr. Murray attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, did a fellowship in tropical medicine at Louisiana State University, and did her internship, residency and ID fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
The Board of Directors, 2014-2015
Stephen B. Calderwood, MD, FIDSA, PresidentMassachusetts General HospitalBoston, Massachusetts
Johan S. Bakken, MD, PhD, FIDSA, President-ElectSt. Luke’s ID AssociatesDuluth, Minnesota
William G. Powderly, MD, FIDSA, Vice PresidentWashington University School of MedicineSt. Louis, Missouri
Penelope H. Dennehy, MD, FIDSA, SecretaryHasbro Children’s Hospital/Brown UniversityProvidence, Rhode Island
Cynthia L. Sears, MD, FIDSA, TreasurerJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimore, Maryland
Barbara E. Murray, MD, FIDSA, PresidentUniversity of Texas Health Science CenterHouston, Texas
Judith A. Aberg, MD, FIDSA, HIVMA RepresentativeIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew York, New York
Barbara D. Alexander, MD, MHS, FIDSA Duke University Medical CenterDurham, NC
R. Michael Buckley, MD, FIDSAUniversity of Pennsylvania Health SystemPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Deborah Cotton, MD, MPH, FIDSABoston University School of MedicineBoston, Massachusetts
Janet A. Englund, MD, FIDSASeattle Children's HospitalSeattle, Washington
Thomas Fekete, MD, FIDSATemple University Medical SchoolPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Lawrence P. Martinelli, MD, FIDSAConvenant HealthLubbock, Texas
Louis B. Rice, MDWarren Alpert Medical School of Brown UniversityProvidence, Rhode Island
Steven K. Schmitt, MD, FIDSA Cleveland ClinicCleveland, Ohio
Mark A. Leasure, Chief Executive OfficerIDSAArlington, Virginia
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