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The IDSA Leadership Institute is a leadership and management training program designed exclusively for mid-career, infectious diseases and HIV specialists. The program begins with a two-and-a-half-day intensive investigation into the skills and practices of effective leaders in medical and nonmedical contexts.

Participants will join a community of ascending leaders, develop a personalized career plan, and work with their peers to draft a solution to a pressing leadership challenge within their place of employment.

Following the live training, participants will be expected to build on their shared experience by contributing to a remote learning community for one year following the Leadership Institute. Through this community, participants will engage in peer and near-peer mentoring, share challenges and successes concerning their career plans and leadership projects, and expand their professional networks.

Held in Arlington, VA, the IDSA Leadership Institute draws from the principles and best practices of adult education to help prepare the next generation of ID leaders for the opportunities to which they are likely to rise.

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Congratulations to the IDSA Leadership Institute Class of 2019!

  • Deverick Anderson, Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention
  • Cesar Arias, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Mariam Aziz, Rush University Medical Center
  • Allison Bartlett, University of Chicago Medicine
  • Ingrid Bassett, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Michelle Cespedes, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Mahalia Desruisseaux, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Nada Fadul, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Pui-Ying Iroh Tam, Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme
  • Sameer Kadri, Critical Care Medicine Department, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
  • Hyang Kim, University of Washington
  • Anurag Malani, St. Joseph Mercy Health System
  • Yukari Manabe, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Trini Mathew, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
  • Mehri McKellar, Duke University
  • Sapna Morris, United States Public Health Service and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Obinna Nnedu, Ochsner Clinic Foundation
  • Sameer Patel, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
  • Jennifer Philips, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  • Jennifer Pisano, UChicago Medicine
  • Shannon Ross, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Nadine Rouphael, Emory University
  • Matthew Schinabeck, ID Consultants, Inc
  • Charurut Somboonwit, USF Health
  • Virginia Triant, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Trevor Van Schooneveld, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Jennifer Wang, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Sharon Weissman, University of South Carolina
  • David Wheeler, Infectious Diseases Physicians
  • Laila Woc-Colburn, Baylor College of Medicine

Please join us in celebrating the future leaders of ID!


Important Dates and Deadlines

2019 Leadership Institute: Monday, May 6th, 2019 – Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
Download 2019 IDSA Leadership Institute Program Here

Leadership Institute Assessments

  • Leadership Institute Post-Assessment: Friday, May 24
  • LPI 360+ Observer Deadline: Wednesday, July 31

Leadership Institute Activities

  • Webinar 1: July 2019
  • Unconscious and Conscious Bias in the Workplace: October 2019
  • LPI 360+ Reassessment: November 2019
  • Final Report Back: January 2020

IDSA Activities

  • IDWeek 2019: October 2-6, 2019
  • Late Breaker Abstract Submission Deadline: Thursday, August 8 at 5 p.m. EDT
  • Early Registration Deadline: Friday, June 28 Rates Increase
  • Preregistration Deadline: Friday, September 6 Rates Increase

*Dates for the 2020 Leadership Institute are subject to change. 

Who Should Apply

The IDSA 2019 Leadership Institute is intended for mid-career or senior physicians ascending into leadership roles within the near term or seeking to address areas of need in an existing leadership role. Unlike other physician-leader training programs, the IDSA Leadership Institute is intended specifically for infectious diseases and HIV specialists and the opportunities to which they are likely to ascend. Participants will learn with a community of their peers and exit the program with a robust network of likeminded professionals.

To learn more about the goals of the IDSA Leadership Institute, please see Program Information.

Eligibility Requirements

All Institute participants must meet the following criteria at the time of application:

  • Active IDSA membership
  • Engaged in clinical practice of infectious diseases, clinical or basic research, administration, teaching in infectious diseases, public health, or a related field as primary professional activity
  • History of substantive service to the profession locally, regionally, or nationally
  • Minimum of five years relevant professional experience
  • Evidence of deep intellectual curiosity and growth mindset

It is important that our learning community represents the full diversity of the IDSA membership. As such, we strongly encourage women and individuals under-represented in medicine to apply.



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