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    RE: FAS Credentials

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    I do think this lack of recognition of ID physician leadership is reflective of a much larger trend of decoupling physicians from leadership roles in healthcare- a pattern that extends well beyond the ID domain.  A colleague here pinged me offline to ...

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    Dear Dr. Zadoga, Crane We see a lot of malaria here.  Last year we had 2 patients in the ICU at the same time with cerebral malaria.  I spoke with someone on the malaria branch at CDC about a patient with cerebral malaria and a 30% parasitemia who assured ...

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    HIV-2 and ITP

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    We have a 50 year old gentleman with HIV-2 and ITP with a platelet count of 16000.He also has uncontrolled diabetes with HbA1c of 11. CD4- 560. We have asked for a HIV-2 viral load but that is an outsourced test and will take a week to return. He is ...

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Member Spotlight

Kim Hanson, MD

IDSA Diagnostics Committee Chair Kim Hanson, MD, has been appointed to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Advisory Panel on Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests following a nomination from IDSA. The Panel advises the CMS Administrator and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on issues related to clinical diagnostic laboratory tests, including the establishment of payment rates and the factors used in determining coverage and payment processes for new tests.

Dr. Hanson is the head of Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases Services and Director of the Medical Microbiology Fellowship Program at the University of Utah, as well as Director of Clinical Microbiology at ARUP Laboratories. She is an associate professor of medicine and pathology, splitting her time between patient care, laboratory administration, research, and teaching.

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    This season’s flu vaccine reduces the need to go to the doctor’s office by about half, according to figures released Thursday.
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    Early postoperative mortality may not differ between infective endocarditis caused by injection drug use (IDU) and non-IDU causes, despite different ...

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The HIVMA network actually provided a needed boost to my career a few years ago when I was awarded the HIVMA Researcher Award. I've been doing this for over 15 years and that award provided a lot of recognition, it really meant a lot to me.
Igho Ofotokun, MD, MSc
The idea that I could link epidemiology with my fundamental knowledge of how microorganisms work, along with diagnostic microbiology...this is an amazing way to put the pieces of the puzzles together about how infectious diseases work in human beings.
Lucy Tompkins, MD, PhD, FIDSA
I always like mystery stories growing up and you have to be very astute...You have to look at the symptoms, the geography, the home and social situation to solve the mystery of their problem.
Susan Bleasdale, MD
You can take a patient in front of you, and within a short amount of time with your clinical care, have an enormous impact.
John Lynch, MD, MPH
Understanding the pathogenesis of infectious diseases requires a knowledge of pathology, immunology, especially microbiology. The discipline allows practitioners to combine all of those, and there's never a dull moment.
Philip Polgreen, MD, MPH
I just became a member of IDSA this year, and I find it amazing how supportive IDSA has been to me so far.
Noah Kojima, MD