The purpose of the Infectious Diseases Society of St. Louis (IDSSL) is to promote professional education, cooperation and fellowship among its members, and to provide members with new information and techniques in the treatment of infectious diseases.

The IDSSL is officially designated as a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) State and Regional Societies Assembly, which allows us to share issues of interest to IDSA societies. We are pleased to provide a venue for education and exchange of ideas among members and associates. We also help coordinate CME accredited meetings on timely topics with guest speakers. Your participation in our local society and the programs offered is of the utmost importance to us.

ID Society Board of Directors

F. Matthew Kuhlmann, MD
President – ID Society of St. Louis

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Jad Khoury, MD
President–elect – ID Society of St. Louis

ID Consultant
Mercy Hospital
St. Louis, MO

Carol Kao, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Infectious Diseases
St. Louis Children’s Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Aamina Akhtar, MD
President, Infectious Diseases PC
Chief Medical Officer
Mercy Hospital South

Morey Gardner, MD
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Director, Dept. of Internal Medicine
Director, Division of Infectious Disease
St. Mary’s Hospital
St. Louis, MO

Jo-Ann Jose, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
St. Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Adnan Y. Siddiqui, MD
Chief of Medical Staff
Christian Northeast Hospital
Northwest Infectious Diseases, LLC
St. Louis, MO

Susan Wightman, RN, BSN, ACRN
Executive Director
Washington University School of Medicine
4523 Clayton Ave. MSC 8051-0043-15
St. Louis, MO
Phone: 314-454-08275
Fax: 314-454-9290

Educational offering

Our next educational offering is January 26, 2023, Orthopedic Hardware-associated Infections with David K. Warren, MD, MPH our guest who will provide an interactive presentation. Dr. Warren is a professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis.


All memberships are effective January 1 through December each calendar year no matter when you join. The reason is that we continue to have CME events that are waived for members up through December of each year. Each CME event has a value of $100.

Annual membership is only $75

Online membership

Links of interest


Susan Wightman, RN, BSN
Executive Director, Infectious Diseases Society of St. Louis
4523 Clayton Ave., MSC 8051-0043-15
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-454-8275
Fax: 314-454-8280