David A. Relman, MD, FIDSA, is the Thomas C. and Joan M. Merigan Professor in the Departments of Medicine and of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University. Dr. Relman also serves as chief of the Infectious Diseases Section at Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System.
He has played an active role in IDSA, serving on the Board of Directors, Annual Meeting Program Committee, Society Awards Committee, Scientific Advisory Committee, Emerging Infections Network, Emerging Infections Committee, and Editor Selection Committee. He is also currently the IDSA representative to the Institute of Medicine Forum for Microbial Threats. Dr. Relman is a member of the American Academy of Microbiology and the Association of American Physicians. He graduated from Harvard Medical School, and completed his internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, and then went on to Stanford University where he completed a clinical and research fellowship in infectious diseases.
Barbara E. Murray, MD, FIDSA, is 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.
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 General Hospital.
Kathryn M. Edwards, MD, FIDSA, is the Sarah H. Sell professor of pediatrics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and directs the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program. Her research interests include evaluating the safety, immunogenicity, and efficacy of vaccines in adults and children, and measuring the impact of vaccines on the burden of disease in the population.
Dr. Edwards has served on several IDSA committees, including the Board of Directors, the Joint Research Awards Committee, the Nominations Committee, the Annual Meeting Program Committee, and the Steering Committee of the National Network for Immunization Information. In 2006, she received the IDSA Mentor Award for her exceptional work in guiding the career of infectious disease professionals.
Dr. Edwards graduated from the University of Iowa College of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency and infectious disease fellowship at the Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University and her postdoctoral training in Immunology at Rush Medical School.
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.
Thomas G. Slama, MD, FIDSA, is a clinical professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and an attending physician at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
He previously served as chair of the IDSA Clinical Affairs Committee, organizer of the Fellows Meeting, and member of the Nominations Committee. He received IDSA’s Watanakunakorn Clinician Award in 1999. Dr. Slama has served on the boards of directors for the National Foundation of Infectious Diseases and the Outpatient Intravenous Antibiotic Therapy Association. Dr. Slama graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He completed his fellowship and a master’s degree in medical microbiology at Ohio State University.
The Board of Directors, 2012-2013
David A. Relman, MD, FIDSA, PresidentStanford University School of MedicinePalo Alto, California
Barbara E. Murray, MD, FIDSA, President-ElectUniversity of Texas Health Science CenterHouston, Texas
Stephen B. Calderwood, MD, FIDSA, Vice PresidentMassachusetts General HospitalBoston, Massachusetts
Kathryn M. Edwards, MD, FIDSA, SecretaryVanderbilt University School of MedicineNashville, Tennessee
Cynthia L. Sears, MD, FIDSA, TreasurerJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimore, Maryland
Thomas G. Slama, MD, FIDSA, Immediate Past PresidentIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolis, Indiana
Upton D. Allen, MD, FIDSA Hospital for Sick ChildrenToronto, Ontario, Canada
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, FIDSA Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, Maryland
Helen W. Boucher, MD, FIDSATufts Medical CenterBoston, Massachusetts
R. Michael Buckley, MD, FIDSAUniversity of Pennsylvania Health SystemPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Michael L. Butera, MDPulmonary Medicine & Infectious Diseases Medical GroupSan Diego, California
Deborah Cotton, MD, MPH, FIDSABoston University School of MedicineBoston, Massachusetts
Carlos del Rio, MD, FIDSA, HIVMA RepresentativeEmory UniversityAtlanta, Georgia
Stanley C. Deresinski, MD, FIDSAStanford University School of MedicineRedwood City, California
Louis B. Rice, MDWarren Alpert Medical School of Brown UniversityProvidence, Rhode Island
Penelope H. Dennehy, MD, FIDSA, PIDS LiaisonBrown University School of MedicineProvidence, Rhode Island
Steven M. Gordon, MD, FIDSA, SHEA LiaisonCleveland Clinic FoundationCleveland, Ohio
Mark A. Leasure, Chief Executive OfficerIDSAArlington, Virginia
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