Johns Hopkins’ Paul G. Auwaerter, M.D., M.B.A., FIDSA, Named IDSA President
Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has named Johns Hopkins POC-IT Guides™ executive director Paul G. Auwaerter, M.D., M.B.A., FIDSA, as the Society’s new president.
“Infectious disease is an incredibly dynamic field with our expertise adding great value to the health care system. For many serious infections, ID consults lead to better patient outcomes and lower costs. Whenever there is a public health crisis, such as Ebola, influenza or antibiotic resistance, ID leads the response,” said Dr. Auwaerter. “IDSA has a superb track record of working on all these issues, and it is an honor to serve as the Society’s president.”
In this role, Dr. Auwaerter will continue the Society’s work in advocating for new antimicrobial development, novel diagnostic tools and attracting the best and the brightest to the field of infectious diseases.
About Dr. Paul Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA
Dr. Auwaerter serves as the clinical director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the director of the Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases and the chief medical officer of the Point of Care-Information Technology (POC-IT) Center, home of the POC-IT Guides. He is also an academic clinician who enjoys educating fellows and patients alike. Dr. Auwaerter has served on the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID) Board of Scientific Counselors as well as the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Anti-Infective Advisory Panel. His research interests include Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases and clinical decision support using point-of-care information technology.