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  • Society Citation Award Winners 

    Current Winners

    Wendy S. ArmstrongWENDY S. ARMSTRONG, MD, FIDSA, a leading physician, researcher, and educator who has worked tirelessly on behalf of patients, trainees, and the profession, is the recipient of a 2017 IDSA Society Citation. First awarded in 1977, this is a discretionary award given in recognition of exemplary contribution to IDSA, an outstanding discovery in the field of infectious diseases, or a lifetime of outstanding achievement.

    An ID physician whose research and practice have focused on HIV and health disparities, Dr. Armstrong is currently a professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and vice chair of education and integration at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, where she has led one of the nation’s premier ID fellowship training programs as director since 2008. She is also medical director of the Ponce de Leon Center, one of the largest urban HIV/AIDS clinics in the country. In addition to these many responsibilities, she has committed countless hours to help move the ID specialty’s educational programs forward and mobilize the IDSA community to attract trainees to the field.

    As chair of IDSA’s ID Training Program Directors Committee from 2013 to 2016, and chair of the Society’s Task Force on ID Fellowship Recruitment since 2015, Dr. Armstrong has spearheaded multiple initiatives focused on improving fellowship education, assessing and enhancing the current workforce, and growing the specialty. These efforts included a national, cross-sectional study she co-authored identifying important factors influencing residents’ choice of specialty. Published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, the research provided critical insights and laid the foundation for future work by the Society. Through thoughtful collaboration with training program directors across the country, she also successfully led the transition to an “all in” match for the 2016 cycle. The percentage of ID fellowship program slots that were filled increased, as did the number of total programs filled, providing grounds for cautious optimism looking forward.

    Dr. Armstrong continues to lead efforts to engage students and trainees in ID-related activities to further generate interest in the field. Under her leadership, IDSA’s recruitment task force has worked to improve the visibility of ID among medical students, including through the development of ID Interest Groups at numerous medical schools throughout the U.S. She helped develop the IDWeek Mentorship Program, which offers opportunities for mentorship and networking through one-on-one interactions between leaders in the field and fellows, residents, and medical students during IDWeek. She also helped create the IDSA Fellows Subcommittee, which fosters fellow, resident, and medical student participation and membership in the Society.

    After receiving a medical degree from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Armstrong completed an internship, residency, and chief residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center, where she also completed a fellowship in infectious diseases. A member of IDSA’s Gender Disparities Task Force and the Antimicrobial Stewardship Curriculum Committee, she is the current chair of the HIVMA Board of Directors, of which she has been a member since 2011, and has been a leading advocate on many HIV-related issues. The recipient of several teaching awards and other honors, and a fellow of the American College of Physicians, she is an active and sought-after mentor.

    For her thoughtful approach to moving the ID specialty forward, and her deep commitment to patient care, medical education, and the future of the ID workforce, the Society is proud to recognize Dr. Armstrong with a 2017 Society Citation.


    Patrick JosephPATRICK JOSEPH, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA, a highly respected clinician and diagnostic laboratory expert, is the recipient of a 2017 IDSA Society Citation. First awarded in 1977, this is a discretionary award given in recognition of exemplary contribution to IDSA, an outstanding discovery in the field of infectious diseases, or a lifetime of outstanding achievement.

    An active contributor to IDSA for the past 30 years, Dr. Joseph is an associate clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), manages a busy private practice in San Ramon, California, and is the medical director of four molecular diagnostic laboratories in Northern California. With a long and distinguished career as a dedicated clinician, always willing to counsel the next generation of ID physicians, he is considered a role model by his peers. An expert in diagnostic laboratory medicine, his activities and leadership in this important area have significantly improved the standards in many diagnostic laboratories in the western United States.

    Dr. Joseph is a frequent and highly regarded speaker at local, regional, national, and international infectious disease meetings, and he has regularly moderated the popular “clinical controversies” session at IDSA’s annual meetings. Able to relate to department chiefs, research scientists, and junior fellows with equal skill and ease, his lectures at the IDSA Clinical Fellows Meeting are among the highest rated. A fellow of IDSA and SHEA, Dr. Joseph’s contributions and insights have benefited several IDSA committees, including the Clinical Affairs Committee and the Education Program Committee. He has also served as a member of IDSA’s Diagnostics Task Force, which published a 2013 policy paper reviewing the current diagnostic landscape and outlining specific recommendations to spur research and development.

    Named one of America’s Top Physicians and a Best Physician in America multiple times, and the recipient of several teaching awards, Dr. Joseph continues to mentor ID fellows and residents at UCSF. He does this while volunteering as a faculty member, maintaining an active private practice, and conducting other extensive work in the field, as demonstrated by his numerous publications and presentations in clinical and laboratory medicine. He is also a lead inspector for laboratory accreditation by the College of American Pathologists.

    Dr. Joseph earned his medical degree from the West Virginia University School of Medicine, followed by an internship, residency, and chief residency at Highland General Hospital in Oakland, California, and an infectious diseases fellowship at UCSF, where he joined the faculty in 1979. A member of multiple professional societies and organizations, he is a past president of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and also served as the organization’s liaison to the Board of Scientific Counselors of the Office of Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    In recognition of his long, successful career and many valued contributions to the Society and to the field of infectious diseases, IDSA is pleased to honor Dr. Joseph with a 2017 Society Citation.


    Mark LeasureDEAN L. WINSLOW, MD, FIDSA, a compassionate, committed clinician, teacher, and military veteran who has been a champion for patients with HIV and victims of war and disaster, is the recipient of a 2017 IDSA Society Citation. First awarded in 1977, this is a discretionary award given in recognition of exemplary contribution to IDSA, an outstanding discovery in the field of infectious diseases, or a lifetime of outstanding achievement.

    Dr. Winslow is vice chair of the Department of Medicine and a professor of medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine and the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Stanford University, where he has been on the faculty since 1998. He is also academic physician-in-chief at Stanford/ValleyCare, a community teaching hospital. His professional career began in private practice in Delaware, where he started the state’s first multidisciplinary clinic for HIV-infected patients in 1985. During his later time in industry, he worked on studies of HIV drug resistance as a bench scientist and designed the clinical trials leading to the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of efavirenz. He also helped direct the clinical studies of nelfinavir and led the group responsible for regulatory approval of the first pharmacogenomics diagnostic device for HIV-1 drug resistance.

    Before returning to Stanford fulltime in 2013, Dr. Winslow was chief of the Division of AIDS Medicine and chair of the Department of Medicine at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, the institution’s largest academic and clinical unit. In addition to caring for adults, Dr. Winslow regularly attended on the pediatric infectious diseases consult service at the county hospital. From 2003 to 2011, he deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan six times as a flight surgeon in the Air National Guard in support of combat operations there, including serving as the commander of an Air Force combat hospital unit in Baghdad in 2008. Closer to home, Dr. Winslow coordinated military public health and force protection in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. He has been awarded numerous military decorations for his service.

    In addition to his care for wounded service personnel in the Middle East, Dr. Winslow also treated many local civilians. A passionate supporter of human rights and health, he has, since 2006, arranged for medical care, transportation, and housing in the US for more than 20 Iraqi children and adults with complicated medical conditions for which surgical care was not available in Iraq. He has been recognized by the Iraqi Army for his humanitarian service to the Iraqi people and was named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International.

    After earning his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Dr. Winslow completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Medical Center of Delaware, followed by a fellowship in infectious diseases at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans. A highly regarded attending physician on the ID consultation services at Stanford and the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Medical Center, Dr. Winslow has received multiple teaching awards. His wide-ranging knowledge and experience, combined with his passion for teaching and patient care, are legendary among ID fellows and residents. The author of more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and more than 90 presentations at national and international meetings, he is the current chair of IDSA’s Standards and Practice Guidelines Committee.

    Dr. Winslow’s extensive knowledge, deep compassion, and wide-ranging experience over more than four decades have greatly impacted patients around the world, his colleagues, and the next generation of ID physicians. The Society is delighted to add a 2017 Society Citation to his long list of accomplishments.

    Past Society Citation Award Winners

    2016 Mark A. Leasure
    Bruce G. Gellin, MD, MPH, FIDSA
    Martin G. Myers, MD, FIDSA, FPIDS
    2015 Helen W. Boucher, MD, FIDSA
    2014 David L. Thomas MD, MPH, FIDSA
    2013 Marguerite A. Neill, MD
    Catherine M. Wilfert, MD
    2012 Myron S. Cohen, MD, FIDSA
    N. Cary Engleberg, MD, FIDSA
    Alan D. Tice, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA 

    Carol J. Baker, MD, FIDSA
    Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, FIDSA


    John G. Bartlett, MD, FIDSA
    Theodore C. Eickhoff, MD, FIDSA

    2009 Warren D. Johnson, Jr., MD, FIDSA 
    2008 Russell Petrak, MD

    Gary P. Wormser, MD, FIDSA
    Eduardo Gotuzzo, MD, FIDSA


    Larry J. Strausbaugh, MD, FIDSA


    George G. Jackson, MD
    Lawrence P. Martinelli, MD


    Stanley Falkow, PhD
    Walter T. Hughes, Jr., MD
    Emanuel Wolinsky, MD

    2003 Morton N. Swartz, MD
    Julie Gerberding, MD, on behalf of the CDC staff
    2002 Marvin Turck, MD
    C. Douglas Webb, PhD
    2001 George W. Counts, MD
    2000 Dennis George Maki, MD
    Dennis L. Stevens, MD, PhD
    1999 Sydney Finegold, MD
    1998 Porter Anderson, PhD
    John Robbins, MD
    Rachel Schneerson, MD
    David Smith, MD
    1997 Johan Septimus Bakken, MD
    1996 Donald A. Henderson, MD
    1995 King Holmes, MD, PhD
    1994 David Rogers, MD
    Edward Hook, III, MD
    1993 Dorothy Horstmann, MD
    Samuel Katz, MD
    Harold Neu, MD
    1992 Robert Austrian, MD
    Jay Sanford, MD
    1988 Martha Yow, MD
    1987 Margaret Pittman, PhD, MS
    1986 Victor Nussenzweig, MD
    1985 Robert Gallo, MD
    Luc Montagnier, CNRS
    Sheldon Wolff, MD
    1984 Allen Steere, MD
    1983 Maurice Hilleman, PhD
    Saul Krugman, MD
    1982 James Todd, MD
    1981 Don Brenner, MS, PhD
    William Cherry MS, PhD and Colleagues
    James Freeley, PhD
    Joseph McDade, PhD
    1977 Edward Kass, MD, PhD, M


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