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Gerome Escota, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Additional Titles

  • Co-Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
  • Clerkship Director in Medicine


  • BS: College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines, Padre Faura, Manila, Philippins (1999)
  • Doctor of Medicine: College of Medicine, University of the Philippines Pedro Gil, Manila, Philippines (2004)
  • Fellowship in Infectious Diseases: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (2013)


  • 2004: Cum laude and Class Salutatorian
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of the Philippines
  •  Eighth place out of 2,301 examinees, Philippine Board Examination (August 2004)
  • Cum laude and Class Salutatorian (April 2004)
  •  Dr. Daniel Dela Paz Award for Academic Excellence in Pharmacology (April 2004) Over-all Most Outstanding Intern, Philippine General Hospital (April 2004)
  •   Phi Kappa Phi International Honor Society, Academic Excellence (February 2004) Phi Sigma International Honor Society, Academic Excellence (February 2004)
  •  Bachelor of Science, Major in Biology, University of the Philippines Magna cum laude (April 1999)
  • 2011: Resident-Teacher Award
    2017 – 2018:  J. Russell Little, MD Clinical Education Award selected by current ID fellows (two-time recipient)
  • 2018-2020: Washington University House Staff Teaching Award for “Distinguished Faculty – Infectious Diseases” (three-time recipient)
  •  2019: Clerkship Director of the Year Award
  • 2019: academy of Educators, Inaugural Inductee
  • 2020: Sidney S. Pearl, MD ’32 Clinical Teacher of the Year Award, given by the graduating class of 2020


Gerome Escota, MD is the co-director of the Infectious Disease Fellowship Program and the Director of the Internal Medicine Clerkship. He also serves as Chair of the Teaching and Learning Resources Workgroup of the Infectious Disease Society of America Medical Education Community of Practice (IDSA MedEdCOP).

Dr. Escota specializes in clinical infectious disease, with a special focus on medical education, health disparities, HIV, and sexually transmitted infections (STI). He attends on the General Infectious Disease Consult Service and the Internal Medicine Firm Service teaching fellows, residents, and students. He sees people with HIV in his continuity clinic and also serves as a sexual health provider at the North Central Community Health Center, providing STI screening and treatment as well as HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

He is currently mentoring fellows, residents, and students in medical education, LGBTQIA+, and health disparities research among vulnerable populations. He is the creator of @WuidQ, the most popular infectious disease teaching and learning resource on Twitter. Through this innovative platform, he has mentored learners on effective teaching using social media. He has also successfully mentored fellows in HIV and STI research.

Related links:

  1. Washington University Infectious Disease Questions (WuIDQ)
  2. IDSA Medical Education Community of Practice

Selected publications:

  1. Melia, MT, Paez A, Reid G, et al. The struggling infectious disease fellow: remediation challenges and opportunities. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Feb 18:7(3):ofaa058. 
  2. Dong S, Nolan N, Chavez M, et al. Get privacy trending: best practices for the social medial educator. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Feb 18:8(3):ofab084

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