Pledging to continue the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)’s commitment to improving the health of all people, communities and society, William G. Powderly, MD, FIDSA, assumes the reins as the new president of IDSA. He will be joined by dedicated, experienced board members as well as new additions who bring expertise in areas ranging from diagnostics and HIV to compensation, pediatrics and guidelines development.
Currently co-director of the Washington University School of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases, St. Louis, Dr. Powderly has a special interest in HIV care and brings a global perspective to IDSA, having attended medical school and residency training in Dublin and having spent 8 years as Dean of the Medical School at University College Dublin in Ireland. He also is director of the Institute for Public Health at Washington University and is an attending physician at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Dr. Powderly was the inaugural chair of the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) and was a founding member of the St. Louis Infectious Diseases Society. He is interested in: advancing care in HIV, focusing on long-term complications and antiretroviral therapy; fungal infections, especially cryptococcosis; and the translation of clinical advances to public health and public policy.