The world’s largest organization of professionals dedicated to the treatment, control, and eradication of infectious diseases affecting children, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, honors 12 distinguished physicians and scientists from the United States and around the world were elected this year to be fellows of PIDS.
The designation “fellow” in PIDS honors those who have achieved professional excellence and provided significant service to the profession. “PIDS fellows are national and international leaders and experts in the field of pediatric infectious diseases. Their expertise touches the lives of children not only on those larger stages, but also at the local level in their hospitals, clinics, research labs, institutions, and communities,” said PIDS President Kristina A. Bryant, MD, FPIDS. “Fellowship in PIDS is our way of recognizing these accomplished physicians, researchers, and scientists for their important contributions to our field.”
Applicants for PIDS fellowship must be nominated by their peers and meet specified criteria, including continuing identification with the field of pediatric infectious diseases, national or local recognition, and publication of their work in strong biomedical journals. Nominees are reviewed and elected by the PIDS Board of Directors. Fellows of PIDS work in many different settings, including clinical practice, teaching, research, public health, and health care administration.
This year, the following individuals were honored as fellows of PIDS:
Evan Anderson, MD, FPIDS
Monica Ardura, DO, MSc, FPIDS
Sandra Arnold, MD, MSc, FPIDS
Antonio Arrieta, MD, FPIDS
Michelle Collins-Ogle, MD, FPIDS
Joseph Domachowske, MD, FPIDS
Rana El Feghaly, MD, MS, FPIDS
William Gruber, MD, FPIDS
Thomas Murray, MD, PhD, FPIDS
Tanvi Sharma, MD, MPH, FPIDS
Jasjit Singh, MD, FPIDS
Manika Suryadevara, MD, FPIDS
PIDS membership encompasses leaders across the global scientific and public health spectrum, including clinical care, advocacy, academics, government, and the pharmaceutical industry. From fellowship training to continuing medical education, research, regulatory issues and guideline development, PIDS members are the core professionals advocating for the improved health of children with infectious diseases both nationally and around the world, participating in critical public health and medical professional advisory committees that determine the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases, immunization practices in children, and the education of pediatricians. For more information, visit http://www.pids.org.