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Current President: Barbara D. Alexander, MD, MHS, FIDSA, President

Dr. Alexander is Professor of Medicine and Pathology at Duke University School of Medicine where she also serves as Director of Transplant Infectious Diseases Service; Head of Clinical Mycology Laboratory and Director of the Transplant Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. She is principal investigator of the Duke University NIHT32-funded Transplant Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Research Training Program.

Dr. Alexander’s research interests include clinical and translational research related to infectious complications of solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, with a particular interest in the prevention and rapid diagnosis of invasive fungal infections. She has served as Chair of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute Subcommittee on Antifungal Susceptibility Tests, Associate Deputy Editor of the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal, consultant to the FDA Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee, and as faculty mentor to the NIH T32-funded Tri-insitutional Molecular Mycology and Pathogenesis Training Program.

She has served IDSA on numerous committees, including the ID Training Program Directors Committee; the Education Committee, the Annual Meeting Program Committee, which she chaired in 2011; the Transplant ID & Compromised Hosts Working Group and the ID Recruitment Task Force. She also served on the Board of Directors from 2013-2016.

Past IDSA Presidents

2020 Thomas File, Jr., MD, FIDSA
2019 Cynthia L. Sears, MD, FIDSA
2018 Paul Auwaerter, MD, FIDSA
2017 William G. Powderly, MD, FIDSA
2016 Johan S. Bakken, MD, PhD, FIDSA
2015 Stephen B. Calderwood, MD, FIDSA
2014      Barbara E. Murray, MD, FIDSA
2013 David A. Relman, MD, FIDSA
2012 Thomas G. Slama, MD, FIDSA
2011 James M. Hughes, MD, FIDSA
2010 Richard J. Whitley, MD, FIDSA
2009 Anne A. Gershon, MD, FIDSA
2008 Donald M. Poretz, MD, FIDSA
2007 Henry Masur, MD, FIDSA
2006 Martin J. Blaser, MD, FIDSA
2005 Walter E. Stamm, MD, FIDSA
2004 Joseph R. Dalovisio, MD, FIDSA
2003 W. Michael Scheld, MD, FIDSA
2002 David N. Gilbert, MD, FIDSA
2001 Carol J. Baker, MD, FIDSA
2000 Catherine M. Wilfert, MD, FIDSA
1999 John G. Bartlett, MD, FIDSA
1998 John E. Bennett, MD, FIDSA
1997 P. Frederick Sparling, MD, FIDSA
1996 Donald Armstrong, MD, FIDSA
1995 Vincent Andriole, MD, FIDSA
1994 Gerald Mandell, MD, FIDSA
1993 Merle Sande, MD, FIDSA
1992 R. Gordon Douglas, Jr., MD, FIDSA
1991 Robert Moellering, Jr., MD, FIDSA
1990 Herbert DuPont, MD, FIDSA
1989 Morton N. Swartz, MD, FIDSA
1988 Jack S. Remington, MD, FIDSA
1987 Calvin M. Kunin, MD, FIDSA
1986 Richard B. Hornick, MD, FIDSA
1985 Paul G. Quie, MD, FIDSA
1984 Theodore C. Eickhoff, MD, FIDSA
1983 Abraham I. Braude, MD, PhD, FIDSA
1982 Sydney M. Finegold, MD, FIDSA
1981 Sheldon M. Wolff, MD, FIDSA
1980 Floyd W. Denny, MD, FIDSA
1979 Jay P. Sanford, MD, FIDSA
1978 Harry A. Feldman, MD, FIDSA
1977 Theodore E. Woodward, MD, FIDSA
1976 Edward W. Hook, MD, FIDSA
1975 Dorothy M. Horstmann, MD, FIDSA
1974 George Gee Jackson, MD, FIDSA
1973 Leighton E. Cluff, MD, FIDSA
1972 Gordon Meiklejohn, MD, FIDSA
1971 Robert Austrian, MD, FIDSA
1970 Edward H. Kass, MD, PhD, FIDSA
1969 Albert B. Sabin, MD, FIDSA
1968 Walsh McDermott, MD, FIDSA
1967 Charles H. Rammelkamp, MD, FIDSA
1966 Harry F. Dowling, MD, FIDSA
1965 John F. Enders, PhD, FIDSA
1964 Maxwell Finland, MD, FIDSA

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