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IDSA Honors 105 Distinguished Physicians, Scientists with FIDSA Designation


The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the nation’s leading infectious diseases professional society, recognizes the distinguished physicians and scientists from the United States and around the world who were elected this year to be Fellows of IDSA.

Fellowship in IDSA honors those who have achieved professional excellence and provided significant service to the profession. “From fighting an outbreak of Ebola in the DRC to containing domestic outbreaks of measles to researching the latest cures, infectious diseases doctors are on the front lines of research and clinical care, protecting individual and public health” said IDSA President Cynthia Sears, MD, FIDSA. “Receiving the FIDSA designation is the ID profession’s highest honor given to those who have demonstrated that they are true leaders in the field of infectious diseases.”

Applicants for IDSA Fellowship must be nominated by their peers and meet specified criteria that include continuing identification with the field of infectious diseases, national or regional recognition, and publication of their scholarly work. Nominees are reviewed and elected by the IDSA Board of Directors. Fellows of IDSA work in many different settings, including clinical practice, teaching, research, public health, and healthcare administration.

This year, the following individuals were honored as Fellows of IDSA:

Judith Absalon, MD, MPH
Pfizer, Pearl River, NJ

Nazha Abughali, MD
MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

Sehnaz Alp, MD
Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Esther Babady, PhD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Jason V. Baker, MD, MS
University of Minnesota, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

Aliyah Baluch, MD, MSc
Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL

David Banach, MD
University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Woodbridge, CT

Nitin Bhanot, MD, MPH
Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, PA

Susan Bleasdale, MD
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Paul Bollyky, MD, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA

Wendelyn Bosch, MD
Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

David Boulware, MD, MPH
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Jason Bowling, MD
UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Maximo O. Brito, MD, MPH
University of Illinois at Chicago, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Jose A. Cadena Zuluaga, MD
UT Health San Antonio, South Texas Veterans Healthcare System, San Antonio, TX

Richelle Charles, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Sonia Nagy Chimienti, MD
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Isabelle Chiu, MD
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Elisa Choi, MD
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

LW Preston Church, MD
Sanaria, Inc., Rockville, MD

Jesse Clark, MD, MSc
UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

James Cutrell, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Rutul Dalal, MD
Williamsport Regional Medical Center, Williamsport, PA

Raul Davaro, MD
Reliant Medical Group, Leominster, MA

Gerard R. David, MD
Sanford Health Infectious Disease, Sioux Falls, SD

Kepler A. Davis, MD
Infectious Disease Service, Fort Gordon, GA

Markus G. J. de Boer, MD, PhD
Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Zuid-Holland

Mari Rose A. De los Reyes, MD
Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Muntinlupa City, Philippines

Jeffrey Dvorin, MD, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital, Jamaica Plan, MA

Albert C. England III, MD
Christie Clinic, Urbana, IL

Tahir Farooq, MD
Infectious Disease Consultants, Belle Mead, NJ

Stephanie A. Fritz, MD, MSc
Washington University School of Medicine, Valley Park, MO

Ravindra Garg, MD
King George Medical University, Lucknow, India

Debra Goff, PharmD
The Ohio State University Medical Center, Westerville, OH

Robert Goldstein, MD
Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital, New Rochelle, NY

Jeffrey Bruce Greene, MD
NYU Langone Faculty Group Practice, New York, NY

Carlos G. Grijalva, MD, MPH
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Shellee Grim, PharmD
Wolters Kluwer, Tumwater, WA

Andreas H. Groll, MD
Children’s University Hospital Münster, Wachtberg, Germany

Humberto M. Guiot, MD
UPR School of Medicine, San Juan, PR

Ramiro Gutierrez, MD
United States Navy, Gaithersburg, MD

Morad Hassani, MD, PhD
Synexus/Optimal Research, Rockville, MD

Fiona Havers, MD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Cindy Hou, DO
Jefferson Health New Jersey, Cherry Hill, NJ

Jennifer Hsu, MD
Sanford Health, Sioux Falls, SD

Emily Hyle, MD, MSc
Massachusetts General Hospital, Cambridge, MA

Prajwol Joshi, MD
American Center for Infectious Disease, Glen Allen, VA

Sameer Kadri, MD, MS
NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD

Mettassebia Kanno, MD
The Permanente Medical Group, Halethorpe, MD

Ricardo La Hoz, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Barbara Lambl, MD, MPH
North Shore Medical Center, Salem, MA

Adam Lauring, MD
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Todd Lee, MD, MPH
McGill University, Monteal, QC

Aldon Li, MD
Kaiser Permanente, Rowland Heights, CA

Harold Htein Lin, MD
Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Fresno, CA

Michael Lin, MD, MPH
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Eddie Louie, MD
NYU Medical Center, New York, NY

Ted Louie, MD
Highland Park Medical Associates, East Brunswick, NJ

Michael K. Mansour, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Melanie Maslow, MD
New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

James Ian McMillen, MD
Atlanta Clinical Care, P.C., Atlanta, GA

Sapna A. Mehta, MD
New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Roberto Mercado, MD
Infectious Diseases Associates, Sarasota, FL

Zaw Min, MD
Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, PA

Jacques Mokhbat, MD
Lebanese American University School of Medicine, Beirut

Sapna Bamrah Morris, MD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Munshi Moyenuddin, MD, PhD
Summa Health Medical Group, Copely, OH

Darilyn Moyer, MD
American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, PA

Thein Myint, MD
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Vivek Nangia, MD
Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

Sowmya Nanjappa, MBBS, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Armando Paez, MD
Baystate Medical Center, UMMS-Baystate, Springfield, MA

Mario M. Panaligan, MD
University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Inc.,
Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Michael Phillips, MD
NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY

Rachel Presti, MD, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Agam Rao, MD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Alwyn Rapose, MD
Reliant Medical Group, Boylston, MA

Gail Reid, MD, MSc
Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL

Mona Rigaud, MD
NYU Langone Brooklyn, New York, NY

Ana Belén Araúz Rodriguez, DTM&H, MD, MSc
Hospital Santo Tomas, Panama

Warren Rose, PharmD, MPH
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Roberto Parulan Santos, MD, MSc
Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY

Michael Satlin, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

Jose Serpa-Alvarez, MD, MS
Baylor College of Medicine, Katy, TX

Mark Shelly, MD
Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA

Shmuel Shoham, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Charurut Somboonwit, MD
University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL

Emily Spivak, MD
University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

Usha Stiefel, MD
Cleveland VA Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Shaker Heights, OH

Nila Suntharam, MD
Park Nicollet Clinic, St.Louis Park, MN

Pui-Ying Iroh Tam, MD
Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Chichiri Blantyre, Malawi

Richa Tandon, MD
Roger William Medical Center, Providence, RI

Suzanne Templer, DO
Nova Southeastern University, North Miami Beach, FL

Cheleste M. Thorpe, MD
Tufts Medical Center, Ipswich, MA

Adriana Tremoulet, MD
University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA

Vini Vijayan, MD
Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock, AR

Laraine Washer, MD
University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Paula Watnick, MD, PhD
Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Scott Weisenberg, DTM&H, MD, MSc
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, New York, NY

Soe Win, MBBS
Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Bakersfield, CA

Joshua Wolf, MBBS
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

Lindsey Wood, PHD
Sysmex America Inc., Cleves, OH

Alan Wu Ka Lun, ChB, MB, MRCP
Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Chai Wan, Hong Kong

Casi Wyatt, DO
Sawtooth Epidemiology & Infectious Diseases, Boise, ID

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