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Current President: Thomas File, Jr., MD, FIDSA, President

Thomas File, Jr., MD, FIDSA, is the Chair of the Infectious Disease Division and Co-Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Summa Health, Akron, Ohio and is also the Professor of Medicine, Master Teacher and Chair of the Infectious Disease Section of the Northeast Ohio Medical University.

Dr. File’s research interests include randomized clinical trials for safety and efficacy of new antimicrobials, community-acquired pneumonia and the impact of new diagnostics and antimicrobial stewardship on patient outcomes. He is very involved in antimicrobial stewardship and his institution has been designated as an IDSA Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of Excellence.

Dr. File is very active in IDSA having served on several committees such as the IDSA/National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) Joint Research Awards Committee, Clinical Subcommittee of Pulmonary Diseases, and the Practice Guidelines Committee. He was also the Chair of the Practice Guidelines Committee from 2005-2008 and a member of the Board of IDSA from 2008-2011. Dr. File also received the Watanakunakorn Clinician Award from IDSA in 2013.

Past IDSA Presidents

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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