Councils - Infectious Disease



Scientific Council on Infectious Diseases



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RECENT COUNCIL MEETING:
Friday, April 13, 2018, 7:15-8:15 AM
Room: Gallieni 5
Location: Acropolis Congrès Centre, Nice, France
ISHLT 38th 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
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-ELECT
Saima Aslam, MD, MS (2024)
UCSD
San Diego, CA, USA

Bio coming soon...

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
Goran Dellgren, MD, PhD (2019)
Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Goteborg, SWEDEN

Bio coming soon...

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.


LINKS NEWSLETTER 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.


STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES COMMITTEE WORKFORCE LEADER
Stephanie Pouch, MD (2021)
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA, USA

Dr. Pouch received her M.D. from the Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine in 2007.  She completed Internal Medicine internship and residency at the University of Chicago and served as a Chief Medical Resident at the John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago.  She then completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Columbia University Medical Center and received a Master of Science in Biostatistics from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.  Dr. Pouch joined the faculty of Emory University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases in 2017. Dr. Pouch’s clinical and research interests relate to the management of infections in solid organ and stem cell transplant recipients.  Her research focuses on the epidemiology and management of multidrug-resistant pathogens, as well as their impact on patient and graft outcomes.


BSTR COUNCIL LIAISON:
Aric Gregson, MD (2020)
AG Infectious Diseases
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Bio coming soon...

JFT COUNCIL LIAISON:
Jonathan M. Hand, MD (2021)
Ochsner Medical Center
New Orleans, LA, USA

Dr. Jonathan Hand is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at The University of Queensland School of Medicine Ochsner Clinical School and is the Director of the Transplant Infectious Diseases Program and Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. He completed his residency and infectious diseases fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.  He currently serves as co-chair of the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency's advisory board. His practice and research interests include infectious complications of transplant recipients and antimicrobial stewardship.

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