We are very pleased to announce several new faculty members who are joining the ID Division. The Division continues to expand its expertise and reach through in-person and Tele-ID services. As a result, the types of faculty appointments have also expanded to include casual, part-time and full-time appointments with varying effort on in-person and Tele-ID services. As you can see below, this flexibility has proven to be very attractive to faculty applicants across the spectrum of experience, ranging from new fellowship graduates to very experienced clinicians. We will schedule “virtual” meet-and-greet sessions for new faculty and facilitate communication among local and remote faculty. Please take a moment to reach out to our new faculty.They very much want to feel connected to our Division as we do to them!
Sami A. El-Dalati, MD, joins us at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Infectious Endovascular Infection Program, effective August 1, 2020. Sami earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University in 2014, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He completed his internship and residency training in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2018. He joined the fellowship program in Infectious Diseases at the University of Michigan Health System and graduated in June 2020. Sami’s plans for the Endovascular Infection Program include launching it as an infectious diseases consult service that focuses on cardiovascular infections including endocarditis, pacemaker and ICD infections. He also plans the involvement of multiple medical and surgical specialties. The Program will include regular multidisciplinary conferences, a multidisciplinary outpatient follow-up clinic and a streamlined mechanism for receiving outside hospital referrals. He may be reached at email@example.com.
Jose Antonio Caro, MD, joins us at rank of Clinical Assistant Professor effective August 1, 2020. Jose earned his medical degree from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in 2000. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Metro West Medical Center, University of Massachusetts in Framingham, Massachusetts in 2004. Jose joined the fellowship program in Infectious Diseases at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated in 2006. He joined the faculty of the Harvard Medical School as an Instructor of Medicine in 2006 and remained with them until 2010. Jose accepted an appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor of Medicine in 2010 at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts and continues in this role. Simultaneously, he serves as an Adjunct Faculty member at the Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences, Immunology Program in Boston. Jose will support the Tele-ID services. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vidya Jagadeesan, MD, joins us at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor effective August 1, 2020. Vidya earned her medical degree from M.S. Ramaiah Medical College and Teaching Hospital in Bangalore, India, in 2007. She accepted a position as a Junior Hospitalist at Fortis Hospital in Bangalore. Vidya completed her residency program in Internal Medicine at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland in 2013. She joined the fellowship program in Infectious Disease at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, graduating in June 2016. Vidya completed a second fellowship in Medical Microbiology at the University of Utah in 2017. She returned to India as an Infectious Disease Consultant and Head of Infection Control and Prevention at Columbia Asia Hospital in Bangalore, Karnataka, India for two years. Vidya joined the Transplant ID Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) this August. She will work on the Transplant ID and Tele-ID services. Vidya may be reached at email@example.com.
Julia Zefirova, MD, PhD, joins us at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor effective August 15, 2020. Julia earned her medical degree from Kazan State Medical University in Kazan, Russia, in 2002. She completed an internship program in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Kazan State Medical University in 2003. Julia earned her PhD in Pharmacology from Kazan State Medical University (KSMU), Kazan, Russia/University College of London, London, United Kingdom in 2006. She served as a Visiting Researcher at the Yale School of Medicine as part of an Exchange Program between Yale and KSMU for one year. Julia completed her residency in Internal Medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital/Yale School of Medicine in Waterbury, Connecticut in 2012. Upon graduation she joined St. Mary’s Hospital serving as a Clinician/Educator in the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Julia joined the Yale School of Medicine in 2016 serving as a Clinician/Educator for the Department of Internal Medicine. She graduated from our ID Fellowship program in June 2020. Julia will work on the General/Surgical and Tele-ID services. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us in welcoming Sami, Jose, Vidya and Julia!