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Scientific Council on Infectious Diseases



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PAST COUNCIL MEETING:
Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
in Coronado A-C of the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Diego, CA, USA, during the ISHLT 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions



APPROVED CORE COMPETENCY CURRICULUM DOCUMENT:

Infectious Diseases in Thoracic Transplantation and MCS (PDF)



INFECTIOUS DISEASES MONOGRAPH:

Order your copy of Monograph Volume 5: Diagnosis and Management of Infectious Diseases in Cardiothoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support - click HERE for details and ordering info.



LINKS NEWSLETTER:

Issues focusing on Infectious Diseases:

August 2017
July 2016
December 2015
July 2015
June 2015: ID Council Full Speed Ahead
November 2014
July 2014
June 2014: ID Council Report 2013-2014
February 2014
July 2013
May 2013: ID Council Year of Accomplishments
September 2012
February 2012




OTHER LINKS:

ISHLT Advisory Statement on Pandemic Influenza  PDF

COUNCIL LEADERSHIP OPERATING BOARD
(Parentheses after name indicates year rotating off Board)


COUNCIL CHAIR:

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University of Montréal
St-Luc Hospital, Centre Hospitalier de l'Universite de Montréal (CHUM)
Montreal, CANADA

Me-Linh Luong, MD is an assistant professor of Medicine at the University oF Montreal, Montreal, Canada. Dr. Luong earned her MD at the University of Sherbrooke and subsequently completed her residency in Internal Medicine at University of Montreal. She went on to complete an Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology fellowship at McGill University followed by a postgraduate training in Transplant Infectious Diseases at the University of Toronto, Canada. Her main research interests include the epidemiology and outcome of fungal infection in lung transplant recipients, novel diagnostics methods for fungal infections and antifungal treatment.



COUNCIL VICE CHAIR:

Will be elected in 2018













COUNCIL PAST CHAIR:

Paolo A. Grossi, MD, PhD (2020)
University of Insubria
Varese, ITALY

Paolo Grossi is Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Insubria in Varese, Italy. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Milano (Italy), attended the residency program on Infectious Diseases at the University of Pavia (Italy), and received his post-doctoral degree on Preventive and Community Medicine. Since the beginning of his career he performed his clinical and research activity at the Infectious Diseases Department of the University of Pavia. In 1993 he moved, as visiting professor, to the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he remained to the end of 1994. Since the year 2000 he has been professor of Infectious Diseases and director of the residency programs in Infectious Diseases and in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine at the University of Insubria, Varese, Italy. From February 2001 he has been the Director of the Infectious and Tropical Diseases Unit of the Ospedale di Circolo and Fondazione Macchi of Varese, Italy, where, since April 2009 he has been the Director of the Department of Transplantation.



BOARD OF DIRECTORS LIAISON:

Joseph Rogers, MD (2018)
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC, USA

Joseph Rogers is a Professor of Medicine at Duke University who specializes in adult cardiology, heart failure, heart transplant and mechanically assisted circulation.  He obtained his medical degree from the University of Nebraska where he also performed his medical residency.  He completed research and clinical cardiology training at Washington University in St. Louis prior to accepting a position as an attending cardiologist at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  During his 10-year career at Washington University, he was the medical director of the cardiac transplant program.  In 2004, he joined the faculty at Duke University and directed the cardiac transplant and mechanical circulatory support programs.  His primary research interests include clinical trials in mechanically circulatory support and advanced heart failure.



EDUCATION WORKFORCE LEADER:

Joanna Schaenman, MD, PhD (2020)
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Joanna Schaenman, MD, PhD, is a Transplant Infectious Diseases specialist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Schaenman earned her MD/PhD at the University of Virginia and completed her medicine residency and Infectious Diseases fellowship at Stanford University, where she also earned an MS in Epidemiology. Her clinical and research interests include infectious complications in the older transplant and ventricular assist device recipient with a focus on noninvasive measurement of immunologic dysfunction and immune senescence, as well as the immunologic control of viral infections in including CMV and BK virus. She is a past recipient of the Infectious Diseases Society of America Young Investigator Award in Geriatrics and a AST Transplantation and Immunology Research Network research grant for her work. As a former member of the UNOS Disease Transmission Advisory Committee, she is also interested in understanding the prevalence and impact of donor-derived infections.



I2C2 WORKFORCE LEADER:

Fernanda Silveira, MD (2020)
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Bio coming soon...







STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES COMMITTEE  WORKFORCE LEADER:

Valentina Stosor, MD (2018)
Northwestern University/Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL, USA

Dr. Stosor is a Professor of Medicine and Surgery in the Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Organ Transplantation at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois. She obtained her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowships in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. In 1998, Dr. Stosor joined the faculty at Northwestern University. Her clinical and research interests relate to infection outcomes in organ transplant recipients and organ transplantation in HIV positive persons. Dr. Stosor has been a member of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation and the Infectious Diseases Council since 2008 and has served the society and ID Council as a member of the Education Workforce and ID Symposium Working Group. She is currently a member of the ID Council Leadership Operating Board, serving as the Standards and Guidelines Committee Workforce Leader. She is also is a member of the American Society of Transplantation and fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.



LINKS NEWSLETTER LIAISON:

Saima Aslam, MD, MS (2018)
University of California San Diego
San Diego, CA, USA

Bio coming soon...





LIAISONS TO OTHER COUNCILS:

BSTR COUNCIL LIAISON:

Catherine Orla  Morrissey, MD (2020)
The Alfred Hospital
Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA

Bio coming soon...





JFT COUNCIL LIAISON:

Ignacio A Echenique, MD
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Weston, FL, USA

Ignacio A. Echenique, MD, FACP is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Disease at the Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, FL. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Brown University in Providence, RI, followed by fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. He is the Chair of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee at the Cleveland Clinic Florida. His interests include transplant infectious diseases, emerging infectious diseases, and clinical outcomes research.



COUNCIL LEADERSHIP OPERATING BOARD
(Parentheses after name indicates year rotating off Board)


COUNCIL CHAIR:

Me-Linh Luong, MD (2022)
University of Montréal
St-Luc Hospital, Centre Hospitalier de l'Universite de Montréal (CHUM)
Montreal, CANADA

Me-Linh Luong, MD is an assistant professor of Medicine at the University oF Montreal, Montreal, Canada. Dr. Luong earned her MD at the University of Sherbrooke and subsequently completed her residency in Internal Medicine at University of Montreal. She went on to complete an Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology fellowship at McGill University followed by a postgraduate training in Transplant Infectious Diseases at the University of Toronto, Canada. Her main research interests include the epidemiology and outcome of fungal infection in lung transplant recipients, novel diagnostics methods for fungal infections and antifungal treatment.


COUNCIL VICE CHAIR:

Will be elected in 2018







COUNCIL PAST CHAIR:

Paolo A. Grossi, MD, PhD (2020)
University of Insubria
Varese, ITALY

Paolo Grossi is Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Insubria in Varese, Italy. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Milano (Italy), attended the residency program on Infectious Diseases at the University of Pavia (Italy), and received his post-doctoral degree on Preventive and Community Medicine. Since the beginning of his career he performed his clinical and research activity at the Infectious Diseases Department of the University of Pavia. In 1993 he moved, as visiting professor, to the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he remained to the end of 1994. Since the year 2000 he has been professor of Infectious Diseases and director of the residency programs in Infectious Diseases and in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine at the University of Insubria, Varese, Italy. From February 2001 he has been the Director of the Infectious and Tropical Diseases Unit of the Ospedale di Circolo and Fondazione Macchi of Varese, Italy, where, since April 2009 he has been the Director of the Department of Transplantation.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS LIAISON:

Joseph Rogers, MD (2018)
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC, USA

Joseph Rogers is a Professor of Medicine at Duke University who specializes in adult cardiology, heart failure, heart transplant and mechanically assisted circulation.  He obtained his medical degree from the University of Nebraska where he also performed his medical residency.  He completed research and clinical cardiology training at Washington University in St. Louis prior to accepting a position as an attending cardiologist at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  During his 10-year career at Washington University, he was the medical director of the cardiac transplant program.  In 2004, he joined the faculty at Duke University and directed the cardiac transplant and mechanical circulatory support programs.  His primary research interests include clinical trials in mechanically circulatory support and advanced heart failure.


EDUCATION WORKFORCE LEADER:

Joanna Schaenman, MD, PhD (2020)
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Joanna Schaenman, MD, PhD, is a Transplant Infectious Diseases specialist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Schaenman earned her MD/PhD at the University of Virginia and completed her medicine residency and Infectious Diseases fellowship at Stanford University, where she also earned an MS in Epidemiology. Her clinical and research interests include infectious complications in the older transplant and ventricular assist device recipient with a focus on noninvasive measurement of immunologic dysfunction and immune senescence, as well as the immunologic control of viral infections in including CMV and BK virus. She is a past recipient of the Infectious Diseases Society of America Young Investigator Award in Geriatrics and a AST Transplantation and Immunology Research Network research grant for her work. As a former member of the UNOS Disease Transmission Advisory Committee, she is also interested in understanding the prevalence and impact of donor-derived infections.


I2C2 WORKFORCE LEADER:

Fernanda Silveira, MD (2020)
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Bio Coming Soon...



STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES COMMITTEE  WORKFORCE LEADER:

Valentina Stosor, MD (2018)
Northwestern University/Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL, USA

Dr. Stosor is a Professor of Medicine and Surgery in the Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Organ Transplantation at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois. She obtained her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowships in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. In 1998, Dr. Stosor joined the faculty at Northwestern University. Her clinical and research interests relate to infection outcomes in organ transplant recipients and organ transplantation in HIV positive persons. Dr. Stosor has been a member of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation and the Infectious Diseases Council since 2008 and has served the society and ID Council as a member of the Education Workforce and ID Symposium Working Group. She is currently a member of the ID Council Leadership Operating Board, serving as the Standards and Guidelines Committee Workforce Leader. She is also is a member of the American Society of Transplantation and fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.


LINKS NEWSLETTER LIAISON:

Saima Aslam, MD, MS (2018)
University of California San Diego
San Diego, CA, USA

Bio coming soon...


LIAISONS TO OTHER COUNCILS:

BSTR COUNCIL LIAISON:

Catherine Orla  Morrissey, MD (2020)
The Alfred Hospital
Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA

Bio coming soon...

JFT COUNCIL LIAISON:

Ignacio A Echenique, MD
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Weston, FL, USA

Ignacio A. Echenique, MD, FACP is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Disease at the Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, FL. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Brown University in Providence, RI, followed by fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. He is the Chair of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee at the Cleveland Clinic Florida. His interests include transplant infectious diseases, emerging infectious diseases, and clinical outcomes research.

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