August 23, 2023

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Honors 24 Distinguished Physicians, Scientists

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 24 distinguished physicians and scientists from the United States and around the world who 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 in pediatric infectious diseases. Their expertise affects children not only globally, but also at the local level in their research teams, clinics, hospitals, and communities,” said PIDS President C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPH, FPIDS. “Fellowship in PIDS is one way of recognizing these accomplished physicians, educators, policy makers, 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 are honored as fellows of PIDS:

Andrea Berry, MD, FPIDS                                                        Scott James, MD, FPIDS

Rebecca Brady, MD, FPIDS                                                      Paul Krogstad, MD, MS, FPIDS

Antonella Casola, MD, FPIDS                                                   Matthew Laurens, MD, MPH, FPIDS

William A.B. Dalzell, MD, FPIDS                                             Holly Maples, PharmD, FPIDS

Lara Danziger-Isakov, MD, MPH, FPIDS                                  Eric McGrath MD, FPIDS

Ankita Desai, MD, FPIDS                                                         Leena Mithal, MD, MS, FPIDS

Dhanya Dharmapalan, MD, FPIDS                                             Vidya Mony, DO, FPIDS

Sahera Dirajlal-Fargo, MS, DO, FPIDS                                       Deepa Mukundun, MD, FPIDS

Marielle Fricchione, MD, FPIDS                                               Rosemary Olivero, MD, FPIDS

Rana Hamdy, MD, MS, MPH, FPIDS                                        Marcela Rodriguez, MD, MPH, FPIDS

Kristina Hulten, PhD, MS, FPIDS                                              Tanya Rogo, MD, MPH, FPIDS

Kengo Inagaki, MD, FPIDS                                                      Alpana Waghmare, MD, FPIDS


About PIDS

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

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