Gregory A. Storch, MD, FPIDS, a skilled clinician, researcher and leader in diagnostics, is the recipient of a 2021 Distinguished Physician Award from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS). The annual award recognizes a physician who has an extensive and distinguished career in pediatric infectious diseases marked by significant accomplishments and contributions in infectious diseases, including those as a clinician, educator and/or investigator. The honor is presented this year following the virtual IDWeek (September 29 – October 3, 2021), the premier scientific meeting for infectious diseases professionals.
Dr. Storch has been a national leader in the development of new diagnostic tests and the detection of emerging pathogens. His contributions in epidemiology and translational research in pediatric infections have transformed physicians’ ability to diagnose and treat infections in children. He is the Ruth L. Siteman Professor of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he also serves as the research integrity officer He continues to serve as medical director of Project ARK, a pediatric and adolescent HIV program established in 1995 that provides multidisciplinary care to children, youth and families in Missouri and southern Illinois.
“As an outstanding clinician, researcher and educator, Dr. Storch has advanced our knowledge of pediatric infectious diseases, including how to diagnose and treat infections in children,” said PIDS President Kristina Bryant, MD, FPIDS. “PIDS is proud to recognize him with this award.”
A prolific investigator, Dr. Storch has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, 15 book chapters and invited publications, and commentaries in many high-profile journals, in addition to a textbook on diagnostic virology. As an educator and mentor, he has supervised more than 35 fellows in pediatric infectious diseases and has received numerous awards.
Dr. Storch earned his medical degree from New York University Medical School followed by a residency in internal medicine at Jewish Hospital of St. Louis at Washington University Medical Center. After serving as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, he completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at Washington University School of Medicine.
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.