We are proud to announce the following faculty, each who have been named a Fellow by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the nation’s leading infectious diseases professional society. Fellowship in IDSA is one of the highest honors in the field of infectious diseases. It recognizes distinguished clinicians and scientists from the United States and around the world who have achieved professional excellence and provided significant service to the profession.
Ige A. George, MD, MS, FIDSA, Associate Professor of Medicine, alumnus 2013, is the Director of the Infectious Disease Fellowship Program. He specializes in clinical research focused on the epidemiology and treatment of infections in the immune compromised hosts and solid organ transplant recipients. He has been a been a lead investigator on multiple retrospective studies involving mycobacterial and cryptococcal infections using single center and large administrative claims data. He has expertise in conducting infectious diseases and public health research in resource-limited settings, especially in India. His current research also focuses on collaborative efforts with nano-engineers in the Danforth campus on developing rapid diagnostic tests for common infections in LMIC. He attends on the Transplant ID service teaching fellows, residents, and students and is the TB physician for the St Louis City TB and Refugee clinic.
Calin Mattar, MD, FIDSA, Associate Professor of Medicine, alumna 2014, is the C0-director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. Dr. Mattar’s interests are in antimicrobial resistance and infection prevention in resource limited settings, global and international health, infectious diseases in pregnancy, currently COVID-19.
Anupam Pande, MD, MPH, FIDSA, Associate Professor of Medicine, alumnus 2014, is the Medical Director for Inpatient Infectious Diseases Consult Services for Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is also the Divisional Representative for the Operations Executive Committee for the Department of Medicine. Other than his appointment in the division of infectious diseases, he holds a secondary appointment in the division of hospital medicine. Dr. Pande specializes in the care of transplant recipients, with a special focus on opportunistic infections and antimicrobial prophylaxis in bone marrow transplant recipients.
Applicants for IDSA Fellowship must be nominated by their peers and meet specified criteria that include continuing identification with the field of infectious diseases, national or regional recognition and publication of their scholarly work. Nominees are reviewed and elected by the IDSA Board of Directors. Fellows of IDSA work in many different settings, including clinical practice, teaching, research, public health and health care administration.