Eun Jeong (EJ) Kwak, MD, has received the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Fellow designation (FIDSA). IDSA Fellows are individuals recognized for having achieved professional excellence and for providing significant service to the profession. EJ has achieved these goals during her 11 years as a member of the IDSA.
EJ received her MD from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Toronto and her fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at the University of Ottawa. She completed an additional two-year fellowship training in Transplant Infectious Diseases at the University of Pittsburgh in 2003. She joined the Infectious Diseases Division at the rank of Assistant Professor of Medicine that same year. EJ was appointed Protocols and Performance Improvement Director of the Transplant Infectious Diseases Unit in 2012. She was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2017.
EJ’s primary research interests focus on management and outcome of atypical mycobacterial infections in organ transplant recipients, invasive fungal infections, and respiratory viral infections in lung transplant recipients, and multidrug resistant gram-negative infections in transplant recipients. Her superior training and research acumen has made her an effective and encouraging mentor and educator. EJ dedicates her time to mentor Fellows and assist them in finding their careers.
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