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October 2017
Special IDWeek Edition
Introducing the 2017-18 IDSA and HIVMA Boards of Directors

At IDWeek 2017, current IDSA President William Powderly, MD, FIDSA, will hand the gavel to incoming President Paul Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA.

Dr. Auwaerter is clinical director in the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Among his contributions to IDSA, he has served on the Annual Meeting Program Committee, the Education Committee, and the Board of Directors, and has supported the Society’s efforts to provide accurate information about Lyme disease to clinicians and the public. Managing editor of the Johns Hopkins Antibiotic Guide, Dr. Auwaerter has also served on the Food and Drug Administration’s Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee and the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. His research interests include Lyme disease, tick-borne diseases, and electronic clinical decision support.

Also at IDWeek, IDSA welcomes five new members to its Board of Directors:

  • Thomas M. File, Jr. MD, MSc, FIDSA, Summa Health, Akron, OH
  • Victoria Fraser, MD, FIDSA, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Susan Rehm, MD, FIDSA, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Tina Q. Tan, MD, FIDSA, FPIDS, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Igho Ofotokun, MD, MSc, FIDSA (HIVMA Representative), Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Dr. File will serve on the IDSA Executive Committee as vice president joining:

  • President, Paul Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • President-Elect, Cindy Sears, MD, FIDSA, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
  • Secretary, Larry Pickering, MD, FIDSA, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
  • Treasurer, Helen Boucher, MD, FIDSA, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Immediate Past President, William Powderly, MD, FIDSA, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Returning IDSA Board members are:

  • Angela Caliendo, MD, FIDSA, Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Henry “Chip” Chambers, MD, FIDSA, University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • Dan McQuillen, MD, FIDSA, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, MA
  • Thomas Moore, MD, FIDSA, IDC of Kansas, Wichita, KS
  • Trish Perl, MD, MSc, FIDSA, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Hilary Babcock, MD, MPH (SHEA Representative), Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Janet Gilsdorf, MD, DSc (Hon), FPIDS, (PIDS Representative)

Retiring IDSA Board members are:

  • Johan S. Bakken, MD, PhD, FIDSA, Past President, St. Luke’s ID Associates, Duluth, MN
  • Janet A. Englund, MD, FIDSA, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA
  • Thomas Fekete, MD, FIDSA, Temple University Medical School, Philadelphia, PA
  • Joel Gallant, MD, FIDSA, HIVMA Representative, Southwest CARE Center, Sante Fe, NM
  • Lawrence P. Martinelli, MD, FIDSA, Covenant Health, Lubbock, TX

HIVMA welcomes six new members:

  • Demetre Daskalakis, MD, MPH, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Queens, NY
  • Marwan S. Haddad, MD, MPH, Community Health Center Inc., New Haven, CT
  • Colleen F. Kelley, MD, MPH, Emory University, Decatur, GA
  • Lynsay MacLaren, MPH, MPAS, PA-C, Whitman Walker Health, Washington, DC
  • Alice C. Thornton, MD, FIDSA, University of Kentucky School of Medicine, Lexington, KY

Judith Feinberg, MD, FIDSA, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV will serve as vice chair, joining the HIVMA Executive Committee:

  • Chair, Melanie Thompson, MD, AIDS Research Consortium of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
  • Chair-Elect, W. David Hardy, MD, Whitman Walker-Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • Immediate Past Chair, Wendy Armstrong, MD, FIDSA, Emory University, Decatur, GA

Returning HIVMA Board members are:

  • Michelle S. Cespedes, MD, MS, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
  • Michelle Collins-Ogle, MD, (PIDS Liaison) Warren-Vance Community Health Center, Inc., Henderson, NC
  • Donna Futterman, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Adolescent AIDS Program at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
  • Lori A. Gordon, PharmD, BCPS, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
  • James M. Sosman, MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
  • William Towner, MD, FIDSA, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, CA
  • Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, FIDSA, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Ira B. Wilson, MD, MSc, Brown University School of Public Health, Providence, RI

Retiring HIVMA Board members are:

  • Carlos del Rio, MD, FIDSA, Past Chair, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Joel Ang, MD, FIDSA, Private Practice, Washington, DC
  • Lisa K. Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH, FIDSA, United Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • Rajesh T. Gandhi, MD, FIDSA, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Carole A. Hohl, MHS, PA-C, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, Boston, MA

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