The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the nation’s leading infectious diseases professional society, recognized distinguished physicians and scientists from the United States and around the world who were elected this year to be Fellows of IDSA. Among the honorees in 2018 are Steven J. Lawrence, MD, MSc, associate professor of medicine and Hilary M. Babcock, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine.
Fellowship in IDSA honors those who have achieved professional excellence and provided significant service to the profession. “There has never been a more critical nor more exciting time for the field of infectious diseases. From an emerging outbreak of Ebola in the Congo to domestic outbreaks of measles to working tirelessly to solve the mystery of the patients before them, infectious diseases doctors are on the front lines of research and clinical care, keeping us safe from dangerous illness,” said IDSA President Paul Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA. “The individuals receiving the FIDSA designation have demonstrated that they are true leaders–in their institutions, their communities, and in the field of infectious diseases.”