The Infectious Diseases Division introduces the leaders of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program.
Gerome Escota, MD has been named co-director of the ID Fellowship Program. Dr. Escota has been involved in the fellowship program as associate director. He completed his medicine degree at the College of Medicine, University of the Philippines in 2004, and ID fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in 2013. Dr. Escota is also Clerkship Director in Medicine, a position he has held since 2018. He is also a member of the executive committee of the IDSA Medical Education Community of Practice and chairs the Teaching and Learning Resources Work Group. He is the recipient of numerous honors including the
- 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: Resident-Teacher of the Year Award in General Internal Medicine
- 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
Ige George, MD, MS, assistant professor of medicine, has also been named co-director of the ID Fellowship Program. Dr. George completed his medical training at the Christian Medical College, Vellore The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Tamil Nadu, India his ID fellowship training at Washington University School of Medicine in 2015. Dr. George’s research interest is epidemiology of infections in solid organ transplant recipients. Washington University has a very active transplant ID experience with
- over 400 solid organ transplants at BJH per year
- approximately 700 stem cell transplants per year (among top 5 in the country)
- average 70-110 transplant consults per month.
Matifadza Hlatshwayo, MD, MPH, is a clinical instructor in medicine and recently named the associate director of the ID Fellowship Program. Dr. Hlatshwayo completed her medicine training at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine/Case Western Reserve University and an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in 2018. As part of her ID fellowship she continued training here in a dedicated non-ACGME one year HIV fellowship and a two year dedicated STD fellowship. She is the co-Chair of the Fast Track Cities St. Louis organization which in collaboration with the city and county health departments, is dedicated to ending the HIV epidemic by 2030. Her other leadership roles include being the Lead HIV Clinician, Graduate Medical Education Co-Ordinator and OPAT supervisor for the John Cochran VA Medical Center. Dr. Hlatshwayo’s research interests include HIV retention, and community engagement within marginalized populations. Dr. Hlatshwayo assumed a Leadership role in the Office of Inclusion and Diversity at Washington University School of Medicine where she focuses on policy development, community engagement and the recruitment, retention and mentorship of underrepresented trainees in the Washington University School of Medicine.