Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases

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Faculty 

Helen Boucher, MD is Program Director for Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.Helen W. Boucher, MD, FIDSA, FACP
hboucher@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

Dr. Helen Boucher was appointed Chief of the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases on October 1, 2019.  She is also Director of the Tufts Center for Integrated Management of Antimicrobial Resistance (CIMAR), a collaborative, cross-disciplinary initiative between Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center with a mission to deliver innovative solutions to combat antimicrobial resistance through research, policy, and education. She also serves as Director of Tufts MC’s Heart Transplant and Ventricular Assist Device Infectious Diseases Program, and Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. She also served as Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at Tufts Medical Center from October 2015 thru June 2019.

Dr. Boucher’s clinical interests include infections in immunocompromised patients and S. aureus infections. Her research interests focus on S. aureus and the development of new anti-infective agents. She is the author or coauthor of numerous abstracts, chapters, and peer-reviewed articles, which have been published in such journals as The New England Journal of Medicine, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Clinical Infectious Diseases, and The Annals of Internal Medicine; she is Associate Editor of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

Since 2009, Dr. Boucher has been included in Best Doctors in America, a nomination-based list that is limited to about 5% of practicing physicians in the U.S. each year. In 2011, she was elected Fellow and Member of the Board of Directors of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. She was also elected to the American Board of Internal Medicine Infectious Disease Exam Writing Committee in 2012 and to the American Board of Internal Medicine Infectious Diseases Subspecialty Board in 2014.

In 2015, Dr. Boucher was appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, and elected Treasurer of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.  She was awarded the IDSA Society Citation Award in October, 2015. Dr. Boucher serves on the Board of Trustees of the Physicians of Tufts Medical Center and The College of the Holy Cross.

 

Debra D. Poutsiaka, MD, PhD is an Attending Physician in the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.Debra D. Poutsiaka, MD, PhD, FIDSA
dpoutsiaka@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

Debra Poutsiaka was appointed Vice Chief for Clinical Affairs on October 1, 2019.  She is currently attending physician in the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. She is a former program director of the infectious disease fellowship program of Tufts Medical Center. She is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases

Dr. Poutsiaka received her medical degree and doctor of philosophy (microbiology) from Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency at the Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, followed by her fellowship in infectious diseases at Tufts New England Medical Center. Dr. Poutsiaka is a member of the American College of Physicians, the Infectious Disease Society of America and the Massachusetts Infectious Disease Society.  

Dr. Poutsiaka’s clinical interests center on general infectious diseases and the care of immunocompromised patients with infections. She serves as an attending physician on the general infectious disease and transplant infectious disease consultation services, and the infectious disease-internal medicine ward service of Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Poutsiaka’s research interests include infections in the immunocompromised patient, particularly in the setting of organ or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and the relationship between the gut microbiota and health and disease.

 

David R. Snydman, MD is the Chief of the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.David R. Snydman, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FAST
dsnydman@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

David Snydman is Emeritus Chief of the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Emeritus Hospital Epidemiologist at Tufts Medical Center and Vice Chair for Research Department of Medicine. In addition he is a Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine as well as Professor in the Graduate Program in Clinical Research of the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University. Dr. Snydman is board certified in medicine and infectious diseases.

He graduated from Williams College with highest honors in Chemistry (1968) and from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1972) where he was awarded the Dr. A.O.J. Kelly prize. He was an intern and resident in medicine at Tufts-New England Medical Center, and spent two years in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control. He was a clinical and research fellow in infectious diseases at Tufts-New England Medical Center before joining the faculty. 

Dr. Snydman has been involved in clinical antibiotic drug development, hospital infections, antibiotic resistance, and transplant infection related research as well as clinical care for over 37 years.  He has been a Teaching and Research scholar of the American College of Physicians. He was the recipient of the Ken Kaplan, MD award, given annually to the “outstanding infectious disease clinician” by the Massachusetts Chapter of the Infectious Disease Society of America. In addition, he received a citation from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for his role in the development of cytomegalovirus immune globulin. He has also received a Distinguished Faculty award from Tufts University School of Medicine as well as the Emanual Wolinsky award from the Infectious Disease Society (shared). He was awarded the Milton O. and Natalie V. Zucker Faculty Research Award of Tufts University School of Medicine and Sackler School of Graduate Medical Sciences (1998). He has been a Harold Neu Visiting Professor at Columbia University, and a Pfizer visiting Scholar at Emory University. He has been named to Best Doctors for the past 20 years.  He has published over 325 peer reviewed original articles, book chapters and reviews, co-edited 13 Year Books of Infectious Disease, 5 Yearbooks of Medicine and published two books. He is on the editorial board of Clinical Infectious Diseases. He is nationally and internationally recognized for his clinical and microbiologic research in the field of infectious diseases. In 2015 he was named as the Walter E. Stamm Mentor by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.  

Brian D. W. Chow, MD is an attending physician in Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA.Brian D. W. Chow, MD, FAAP
bchow@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

Brian Chow is currently attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is the Program Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. 

Dr. Chow is board certified in internal medicine, pediatrics, infectious diseases, and pediatric infectious diseases.
 
Dr. Chow graduated with a B.E., summa cum laude, with honors in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University, and an M.D. from Case Western Reserve University.  He completed internal medicine-pediatrics residency at Case Western Reserve University (University Hospitals/Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital) in the Global Health Track, and served as Chief Resident. He completed fellowship training in combined adult/pediatric infectious diseases at Brown University, where he was awarded a Thrasher Research Foundation Early Career Award.  He has worked on research and quality improvement projects on vaccines and clinical trials for RSV vaccines and prophylaxis.
 
Dr. Chow attends on the consultation service and transplant service.  Dr. Chow was elected Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2015, where he writes infectious disease board review questions for their PREP:ID product.

 

Mary Hopkins, MD is the Associate Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship ProgramMary Hopkins, MD
mhopkins1@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

Mary Hopkins is currently attending physician in the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. She is the Associate Program Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program.  She is a clinician educator who spends her time on the ID Wards, consults services, and the outpatient clinic. She is passionate about excellent patient care and improving fellow and house staff education. She has a special clinical interest in caring for patients with viral hepatitis.  
Dr. Hopkins is a graduate of the University of Texas in Houston School of Medicine.  She completed her residency at the University of Washington in Seattle.  She completed fellowship and was faculty at Vanderbilt University before joining Tufts. Her research interests include HIV care in pregnancy.  

 

Carlos Acuña-Villaorduña, MD, Msc
carlos.acuna-villaorduna@state.ma.us

Dr. Carlos Acuña-Villaorduña is an infectious disease specialist with interest in tuberculosis, tropical medicine, and mathematical modeling of infectious diseases. He earned his medical degree at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru and completed his training in internal medicine at Washington Hospital Center in DC and his infectious diseases fellowship at Boston University Medical Center. 

After finishing medical school, he worked as a researcher at the “Alexander Von Humboldt Tropical Medicine Institute” in Lima, Peru, the largest tropical medicine in South America, where he successfully collaborated in several research projects in tuberculosis epidemiology and diagnostics. After moving to the United States to complete his medical training, he earned a master degree in epidemiology at the “University of London”. He currently provides medical care for patients at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital and at the tuberculosis clinic of Boston.

Dr. Acuña-Villaorduña is interested in understanding the complex mechanisms leading to tuberculosis transmission in developing countries. His research focuses on investigating the ability of certain mycobacterial strains to survive in the environment and to produce infection and disease. 

 

Geneve Allison, MD is theDirector of the Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Program at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.Geneve Allison, MD, MSc, FACP
gallison@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

Geneve Allison is Director of the Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Program at Tufts Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Allison is board certified in infectious diseases.

Dr. Allison is a graduate of Harvard College, University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University.  Her internal medicine residency and chief residency was at Alameda County Medical Center, Oakland, CA.  She completed infectious diseases fellowship at Tufts Medical Center.

She has a broad clinical and research interest in infectious disease, sees patients in the multidisciplinary Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center as well as on the inpatient general ID consult service and ID wards. She is also trained in hyperbaric medicine and advanced wound care.  Dr. Allison is on two national committees for OPAT with the Infectious Diseases Society of America.  She has been awarded “Boston’s Best Doctor” by her peers for 7 years.  In 2018, Dr. Allison was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society for her achievements in teaching, research, and clinical care.

 

Gabriela Andujar Vazquez is currently an attending physician in the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center.Gabriela Andujar Vazquez, MD
gandujarvazquez@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

Gabriela Andujar Vazquez is currently an attending physician in the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Andujar is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. 

Dr. Andujar completed her undergraduate education at the University of Puerto Rico, where she received a B.S. in Biology. She completed medical school at the Universidad Central del Caribe in Puerto Rico.  Afterwards, she did her Internal Medicine Residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan, NY and her Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Tufts Medical Center.  During her Fellowship training, she developed a clinical and research interest in antimicrobial stewardship and infection control, particularly rapid diagnostics. She completed a clinical research certificate at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the Tufts University Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences.  

Dr. Andujar is interested in general infectious diseases as well as transplant infectious diseases.  She is part of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Team and is particularly interested in antimicrobial stewardship in the outpatient and laboratory setting.  Other interests are infections in immunocompromised host, particularly solid and stem cell transplant patients, and cardiac device related infections.

Dr. Andujar was one of the first awardees of the Leadership in Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Public health (LEAP) Fellowship. This is a training award competitively granted to four promising young infectious diseases physicians and is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This fellowship aims to foster the next generation of Infectious Diseases leaders in public health, hospital epidemiology and antimicrobial stewardship, giving them the hands-on experience they'll need to lead and collaborate across these disciplines of health care.
 
 

Michael Barza, MD is Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.Michael Barza, MD, FACP
mbarza@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

Michael Barza is currently the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs at Tufts Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.  In 2012, he was named the Sara Murray Jordan Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Barza is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases.

Dr. Barza joined the faculty of Tufts-New England Medical Center in 1972. He served as Associate Chief of the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Disease as well as hospital epidemiologist. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 

Dr. Barza has been an author or coauthor of over 200 peer-reviewed papers in infectious diseases. Supported by NIH grants, he undertook a number of fundamental studies of the pharmacology of antibiotics in the eye. He also became known as a superior clinician and teacher with a special interest in complex infections. He is named in all recent editions of the national compendium of “Best Doctors”. In 1998, Dr. Barza left T-NEMC to go to the Carney Hospital where he served as Chief of Medicine through 2014. In 2008, he returned to Tufts Medical Center to assume his current positions. 

Having a longstanding interest in the publication of scientific information, 
Dr. Barza has served as Editor of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Associate Editor for the Yearbook of Infectious Diseases and Senior Editor of Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, and was a member of the Institute of Medicine scientific panel on Human Health Risks with Penicillin or Tetracyclines in Animal Feed. He is currently Deputy Editor of Clinical Infectious Diseases, a premier infectious disease journal. 

Dr. Barza has made major teaching contributions to Tufts University School of Medicine. He has taught for over 25 years in the Infectious Disease Pathophysiology course and has consistently received outstanding evaluations by students. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award for 2007, the Zucker Clinical Teaching Prize for Outstanding Accomplishment in 2008 and Outstanding Tufts University School of Medicine Lecturer for 2009-2010. In 2017, he received the Clinical Teacher award from the Infectious Diseases Society of America at their national meeting. 

 
Jose Caro, MD is an Attending Physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.Jose Caro, MD
JCaro@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

Jose Caro is an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is the course director of Infectious Diseases Rotation for 4th Year medical students at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Caro is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases.

Dr. Caro graduated from UNAM in Mexico City and did his Infectious Disease fellowship at Boston Medical Center. 

Dr. Caro's interests include general infectious disease, with a focus on HIV and Human Papillomavirus infection and prevention. He conducts a weekly clinical session on Human Papillomavirus anal cancer screening for at-risk individuals, including MSM as well as HIV positive and other immunocompromised patients. He provides counseling on HPV infection and performs high-resolution anoscopy for diagnosis and treatment of HPV-related dysplasia. 

Daniel A. Caroff, MD MPH is a staff physician in Infectious Diseases at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, MA Daniel A. Caroff, MD, MPH
dcaroff@gmail.com

Daniel A. Caroff, MD MPH is a staff physician in Infectious Diseases at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, MA and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is also a Research Associate in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.

Dan received his BA and MD both from the University of Pennsylvania. He did his internal medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and spent one year as a staff physician in the medical intensive care unit at Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia. He completed his fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, and then completed received his MPH in Clinical Effectiveness from Harvard University. He spent 3 years as a senior research fellow at the Department of Population Medicine of Harvard Medical School studying the epidemiology of healthcare-associated infections. His clinical interests include general ID, diagnostic stewardship, and infection control / prevention.

 

A headshot of Jennifer Chow, MD, MSJennifer K. Chow, MD, MS
jchow@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

Jennifer Chow is currently an attending physician in the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases and is Associate Director of the Ventricular Assist Device and Cardiac Transplant Infectious Diseases Program at Tufts Medical Center, She is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.  Dr. Chow is board certified in infectious diseases.

Dr. Chow graduated with a B.A. from Cornell University and an M.D. from Case Western Reserve University. She then moved to Boston where she completed her residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center followed by an infectious diseases fellowship at Tufts Medical Center.  During that time, she earned her M.S. in Clinical & Translational Science at the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences of Tufts University.  

Her research focuses on the prevention, early detection and management of infections in non-HIV immunocompromised hosts. As junior faculty, she was awarded a K23 NIH Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award to study the complex relationship between host iron metabolism and infections in orthotopic liver transplant (OLT) recipients under the mentorship of Dr. David Snydman and Dr. Tomas Ganz (UCLA). She is a member of the faculty of the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences of Tufts University and has helped mentor multiple ID fellows in their thesis work.  Other areas of research interest include risk factors and empiric treatment of Candidemia in the ICU and immunological risk factors for infection in OLT and orthotopic heart transplant (OHT) recipients.  Her clinical expertise concentrates on transplant infectious diseases (in both solid organ and stem cell transplant recipients).  She is a member of the Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) and cardiac transplant infectious diseases team and develops ID protocols relating to this patient population. She was recently elected to be a member of the ID Community of Practice Executive Committee of the American Society of Transplantation.  

 

Dr. Shira DoronShira I. Doron, MD, MS
sdoron@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

Shira Doron is currently the Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program as well as Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at Tufts Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.  
Dr. Doron is board certified in infectious diseases.
 
Dr. Doron is a graduate of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and residency at the George Washington University Hospital. She completed her fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center, along with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Research at the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University. Her research interests include antimicrobial resistance, probiotics and the intestinal microbiome.
 
Dr. Doron is known locally and nationally for her expertise in antimicrobial stewardship and infection control. She holds a contract with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to support healthcare facilities throughout the region in their efforts to improve their stewardship and infection control initiatives. She sits on both the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee and the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of Excellence Workgroup on Promotion and Engagement.

Robert A. Duncan, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.Robert A. Duncan, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FSHEA
Robert.Duncan@lahey.org 

Robert A. Duncan, MD, MPH is currently the Director of Hospital Epidemiology & Infection Control at the Center for Infectious Diseases at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, MA and Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.  He is board certified in infectious diseases.

Dr. Duncan received a BA from Wesleyan University, an MPH (Infectious Disease Epidemiology) from Yale University, and an MD from the University of Connecticut, followed by residency training at New England Deaconess Hospital and an Infectious Diseases fellowship at Boston City Hospital, Boston University, and the Boston Veterans Administration Hospital.  He has been a Senior Staff Physician in Infectious Diseases at Lahey Clinic since 1993 and Hospital Epidemiologist since 1999.  He is a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

J. Morgan Freiman is a Staff Physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Beth Israel Lahey Health - Lahey Hospital & Medical CenterJ. Morgan Freiman, MD, MSc
julie.m.freiman@lahey.org 

J. Morgan Freiman is a Staff Physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Beth Israel Lahey Health - Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC).  Dr. Freiman is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases.

Dr. Freiman completed her residency and fellowship training at Boston University Medical Center in 2015. She completed a post-doctoral Masters program in Epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health the following year. She joined the staff at LHMC in 2019 as the Medical Director for the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. 

Dr. Freiman is interested in Antibiotic Resistant Infections, Antibiotic Use and Resistance, Hepatitis C Virus, HIV/AIDS and general infectious diseases

 

Yoav Golan, MD is an Attending Physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.Yoav Golan, MD, MS, FIDSA
ygolan@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

Yoav Golan is currently attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.   

Dr. Golan received his M.D. from the Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School in Israel. He was trained in Internal Medicine at Tel Aviv Medical Center, Tel Aviv University and Infectious diseases at Tufts New England Medical Center. His field of professional expertise includes healthcare-acquired infections, antibiotic resistance and its impact on patient outcomes, patient risk stratification, and C. difficile infections. He is also trained in clinical research with focus on epidemiology, statistics and modeling. In addition, he completed a drug-development course.  He has completed multiple research projects as a PI and co-PI. Dr. Golan has been capable of producing large collaborations to explore various issues related to healthcare-related infections. 

Over the past 10 years, Dr. Golan has been involved in the pre-clinical and clinical development of several antibiotics. Over the past 7 years, he became particularly interested in infections by C. difficile. He has been involved in multiple clinical trials as a PI- most notably- the trials that lead to the approval of fidaxomicin for the treatment of C. difficile infections. Dr. Golan has a comprehensive understanding of clinical research methodologies and, as a clinician and researcher, he is familiar first-hand with the unmet need. In summary, he has the required knowledge of the field, the ability to conduct large research projects through collaborations, and a proven track record in drug development.

Jeffrey K. Griffiths, MD, MPH&TMJeffrey K. Griffiths, MD, MPH&TM
Jeffrey.griffiths@tufts.edu

Attending Physician; Director, Global Health, Public Health and Professional Degree Programs, Tufts University School of Medicine; Associate Professor of Public Health and of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine; Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

Clinical Focus Areas:  Infectious diseases, Cryptosporidiosis and other diarrheal diseases, tropical and parasitic diseases

 

James Hellinger, MD is an Attending Physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.James Hellinger, MD, MSc
jhellinger@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

James Hellinger is currently attending physician at Tufts Medical Center in the Division of Infectious Diseases, as well as the Medical Director with Allways Health Partners and their complex community care management program. Dr. Hellinger is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.
 
His current practice includes general infectious disease management and prevention, travel medicine, HIV management and prevention (PREP) and hepatitis C treatment.
 
Following medical school at University of California San Francisco, he completed internal medicine and infectious disease training with the Harvard Combined Infectious Disease program. Dr. Hellinger completed a Masters of Science from the Harvard School of Public Health.
 
Dr. Hellinger has significant clinical research experience, particularly in the development of therapeutics for HIV infections and metabolic complications. He has worked with multi-site domestic and international collaborations, and as technical advisor to the HIV Research Network in affiliation with Drs. Moore and Gebo at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD. His previous roles have included grant reviewer for NIH sponsored review panel for novel antiretroviral therapeutics, Data Safety Monitoring Board Member, and for HIV research funding from the Campbell Foundation.  He is the former Director of Research Development at the HIV Community Research Initiative of New England, where he advised the Massachusetts HIV Drug Assistance Program. 

 

Steven Y. Hong, MD is an Attending Physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.Steven Y. Hong, MD, MPH, MAR
SHong@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

Steven Y. Hong is currently an attending physician in the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine as well as Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. His primary appointment is as the Clinical Services Branch Chief at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) in Namibia. In this capacity Dr. Hong is working to help Namibia achieve sustainable HIV epidemic control. Dr. Hong is board certified in Infectious Diseases. Dr. Hong graduated with a B.S. and M.P.H. from Columbia University, an M.D. from New York Medical College and an M.A.R. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He led the establishment of a strong research collaboration between Tufts University School of Medicine, the University of Namibia School of Medicine and the Namibia Ministry of Health and Social Services. His research in Namibia focuses on achieving the UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets to end HIV. He has conducted studies on optimization of adherence and retention of patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART), assessment and prevention of HIV drug resistance (HIVDR), implementation of community adherence clubs, increasing HIV testing for men, assessment of food insecurity among ART patients, and decreasing hazardous alcohol consumption among ART patients. Dr. Hong also worked as a consultant for the World Health Organization in their HIVDR assessment and prevention strategy in resource-limited settings. In this context he helped to implement Early Warning Indicators of HIVDR and implemented surveys of HIVDR in Namibia and other resource-limited settings. He has also worked as Deputy Chief of Party, Clinical Director of the Society for Family Health in Namibia where he led the Key Population Program, spearheading the establishment of pre-exposure prophylaxis, HIV self-testing, and index-case testing.

Linden Hu, MD is a Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Linden Hu, MD, FIDSA
linden.hu@tufts.edu 

Linden Hu is currently Professor of Medicine and Microbiology, and Vice Dean for Research at Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts University School of medicine.  Dr. Hu is board certified in infectious diseases.

Dr. Hu graduated from Brown University with both an A.B. and a M.D. degree.  He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Tufts New England Medical Center.  He stayed on as faculty in the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center where he is involved in research of Lyme disease and other tick borne illnesses.  He is involved in both clinical and bench research and has been awarded over 20 NIH sponsored grants to date in his career.  He is a former Vice-Chairman for Faculty Development in the Department of Medicine at Tufts Medical Center.  He has served on numerous NIH study sections and committees and is a fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America and was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Michael R. Jordan, MD is an Attending Physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.Michael R. Jordan, MD, MPH
mjordan@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

Dr. Michael Jordan is currently an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Jordan is board certified in Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Jordan is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Jordan has a broad interest in general infectious disease with special emphasis on HIV.

Dr. Jordan is an internationally recognized expert in HIV drug resistance, public health surveillance epidemiology, and antiretroviral therapy (ART) program evaluation and quality monitoring. His research interests include HIV drug resistance (HIVDR), HIV subtypes, characterizing  the clinical relevance of low-frequency HIVDR  mutations, development of population level surveillance strategies for assessing levels of transmitted and acquired HIVDR in resource limited countries scaling-up ART, the development of strategies to optimize quality of ART service delivery in resource limited countries, and best practices and methods of assessing  adherence in people taking pre-exposure prophylaxis for the prevention of HIV.

Dr. Jordan is Co-Chair of the World Health Organization (WHO) HIVDR Surveillance and Monitoring Working Group. In this capacity, he supports WHO in the development and implementation of global HIVDR surveillance protocols. He is also a member of WHO’s Quality of HIV Care and Treatment Working Group and the WHO Advocacy group for HIVDR literacy and prevention.

In addition, Dr. Jordan is a consultant scientist for the World Health Organization Department of HIV Care and Treatment and has lead global development of WHO/HIVResNet, a network comprised of more than 50 international institutions, experts, and national HIV program representatives, which builds capacity for HIVDR surveillance in low-and middle-income countries. Since 2005, Dr. Jordan has worked with Ministries of Health from over 60 countries to implement sustainable HIVDR surveillance and monitoring strategies and develop laboratory quality assurance/quality control and capacity for viral load and HIVDR testing. 

Dr. Jordan holds a joint appointment at Tufts University as Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine. He has recently been named key faculty to the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) Graduate Program and appointed Center for Integrated Management of Antimicrobial Resistance (CIMAR) core faculty. Dr. Jordan is also key faculty for the Infectious Disuse fellowship training program and mentors residents and fellows in HIV-related research and diagnostics as well as surveillance epidemiology.

Dr. Jordan is an author of over 75 peer reviewed publications and numerous WHO publications and scientific abstracts. He has recently been appointed to the Scientific Committee of the International Workshop on HIV Drug Resistance and Treatment Strategies.

 

Laura Kogelman, MD is the Director of the Infectious Diseases Clinic at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.Laura Kogelman, MD, FIDSA
lkogelman@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

Laura Kogelman is currently Director of the Infectious Diseases Clinic as well as the Director of the Traveler’s Health Service. She is an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center and is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.  Dr. Kogelman is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases.

Dr. Kogelman has been involved in caring for patients living with HIV since completing fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Combined Infectious Disease fellowship program, with the second year focused specifically and exclusively on HIV. She brought that expertise to Tufts Medical Center when she joined the division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Disease in 2002. She has established a busy HIV practice and became the Director of the Infectious Disease clinic in 2008. Our clinic provides services to more than 500 people living with HIV in the greater Boston area. In addition, she runs the Post-Exposure Prophylaxis program at Tufts, working closely with the ID Fellows, Employee Health and the Emergency Room to care for both Employees and Non-Employees who have had potential exposure to HIV. This care includes victims of sexual assault and those with high risk sexual exposure histories. As an expansion of this, she also provides Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis services to at-risk individuals. Her other major area of clinical interest is Travel and Tropical Medicine. She has been director of the Traveler’s Health Service at Tufts since 2004 and completed additional training through the Gorgas course, based in Lima, Peru. She supervises all the fellows as the rotate through travel clinic. 

In addition to her clinical duties, she is responsible for multiple didactic lectures for medical students, residents and fellows at Tufts and she has lectured on HIV and Travel Medicine at multiple institutions throughout Massachusetts. She has been a site PI for several multinational multi-center HIV clinical trials, and has collaborated on several clinical HIV and Travel Medicine studies, including NIH and NIMH funded projects. 

 

Rakhi Kohli, MD is an Attending Physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.Rakhi Teena Kohli, MD, MS
RKohli@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

Rakhi Kohli is attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.  Dr. Kohli is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Kohli attended Cornell University for her undergraduate studies and the University of Rochester for medical school.  She completed her internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston MA and her infectious disease fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. During her fellowship she studied mortality trends in HIV-infected drug users in the early HAART era and earned a Masters of Science with a focus in Clinical Research Methods.  

In 2005 Dr. Kohli joined the faculty at Tufts.  Her current research focuses on metabolic complications of antiretroviral therapy.  Dr. Kohli has published on the effect of metformin on insulin resistance and abdominal fat in HIV-infected persons and received a NIH K23 award to examine insulin resistance and body fat changes in HIV-infected persons.  Her clinical interests include general infectious diseases, transplant infectious disease, and HIV.  Dr. Kohli regularly attends on the transplant infectious disease consult service and maintains an outpatient continuity clinic where she follows patients with chronic infections.  She co-directs the 2n year medical school Microbiology and Infectious Disease Course at Tufts University School of Medicine and directs the Infectious Disease Division Morbidity and Mortality Conference. 

Dan McQuillen, MD, is a Senior Staff Physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC) and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Daniel P. McQuillen, MD, FIDSA, FACP
Daniel.p.mcquillen@lahey.org 

Daniel McQuillen is a Senior Staff Physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Beth Israel Lahey Health - Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC) and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.  Dr. McQuillen is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases.

Dr. McQuillen completed his residency at The Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals in1988 and his Infectious Diseases Fellowship at The Maxwell Finland Laboratory for Infectious Diseases, Boston University School of Medicine in 1991.  He is a former Chair of the Clinical Affairs Committee of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA, 2008-2011), past member (2012-2016) and IDSA Chair of the IDWeek Program Committee (2016) and current IDSA Board member. He is a President of the Massachusetts Infectious Diseases Society.  He has been active in IDSA efforts to document and advocate for the value of Infectious Disease physicians on a national level. 

He directs the Solid Organ Transplant Infectious Disease service at LHMC and is interested in antimicrobial stewardship, tick-associated infections, management of Clostridioides difficile infection, HIV medicine, and general infectious disease.

Babar Memon, MD, MScBabar Memon, MD, MSc
babar.memon@gmail.com 

Dr. Babar Memon is an infectious disease specialist with an interest in prosthetic joint infections, tick-borne illnesses, and infection control. He earned his medical degree at Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan, and obtained a Master Degree in Infection Control from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He completed his training in internal medicine at Carney Hospital in Boston and his infectious disease fellowship at Boston University Medical Center.

He currently provides medical care at Beth Israel Lahey Health-Milton, where he is an infectious disease consultant and runs an outpatient general infectious clinic, and at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital.

 

Natalie Nierenberg, MD is the Medical Director of Inpatient Wound Prevention and Management and an Attending Physician at Tufts Medical Center.Natalie Nierenberg, MD, MPH
NNierenberg@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

Natalie Nierenberg is currently Medical Director, Inpatient Wound Prevention and Management and attending physician at Tufts Medical Center.  She is an Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine.  Dr. Nierenberg is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases.

Dr. Nierenberg graduated from Georgetown University and went on to get her MD and MPH in International Medicine from the Tulane University School of Medicine and the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine respectively.  As an undergraduate, Dr. Nierenberg started working in developing countries with Project Medishare for Haiti and Partners in Health and took her first trip to Haiti. This trip became the first of nearly two dozen trips to Haiti so far. On the first trip, Dr. Nierenberg helped set up mobile clinics in remote areas and assisted in training local practitioners to run the clinics. She continued these visits as a medical student, intern, resident and attending physician and has trained many students and residents to continue to the operations. Now, Dr. Nierenberg provides continuing education online and in person for local practitioners in Haiti to enhance sustainability and decrease reliance on volunteer missions.

As an attending physician at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Nierenberg specializes in transplant infectious disease, the management of device related infections, and is also a wound care specialist in the Center for Vascular Medicine, Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine. In the fall of 2015, she will assume the position of Medical Director for Inpatient Wound Care.

Winnie W. Ooi, MDWinnie W. Ooi, MD, MPH
Winnie.W.Ooi@lahey.org 

Winnie Ooi is Senior Staff Physician in the Department of Infectious Diseases at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Ooi is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases.

She joined the staff in 1984 after completing medical school at the Medical College of Philadelphia. She completed her internal medicine residency training at USC Medical Center and Infectious Diseases training at the Boston University Medical Center. She holds Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and has specific interest in tropical infections and parasitology.  She is Director of the Travel and Tropical Medicine Clinic at Lahey Hospital. 

She has specific interest in Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy) and operates a monthly multidisciplinary Federally funded regional center of excellence. 

David R. Stone, MD is an Attending Physician as well as Co-Director of the Mycobacteria Treatment Clinic at Tufts Medical Center.David R. Stone, MD
dstone@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

David Stone is currently attending physician as well as Co-Director of the Mycobacteria Treatment Clinic at Tufts Medical Center. He is an Associate Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Stone is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases.

Dr. Stone graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine.  His particular interest is with HIV and with Tuberculosis. Dr. Stone works with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and continues to see patients with HIV in prisons.  His focus of interest has been with adherence to medications and drug resistance.  In addition he has been very involved in the care of HIV positive inmates who are transitioning to the community.  

At Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Stone co-directs the Mycobacterial Clinic with Dr. Ismail from pulmonary. They care for a large population of people with active and latent TB and with atypical mycobacteria. 

Andrew Strand is currently an attending physician in the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Disease Andrew M. Strand, MD 
Astrand1@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

Andrew Strand is currently an attending physician in the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Disease at Tufts Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is board certified in both internal medicine and infectious disease. 

Dr. Strand is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed residency in internal medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He completed fellowship training in infectious disease at Duke University Medical Center. While at Duke he specialized in the care of patients with solid organ transplant and hematologic transplants. His research interests there included fungal prophylaxis in the hematologic malignancy population as well as novel viral therapy for CMV disease in immunocompromised patients. 

He is a clinician educator who spends his time on ID wards, general and transplant consult services and the outpatient clinic. He is passionate about excellent patient care as well as training the next generation of physicians. 

Ramnath Subbaraman is currently an attending physician in the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious DiseasesRamnath Subbaraman, MD, MSc, FACP
Email address: ramnath.subbaraman@tufts.edu

Ramnath Subbaraman is currently an attending physician in the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center and Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Subbaraman is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. 

Dr. Subbaraman is a graduate of the University of Chicago (BA in Social Anthropology), Yale University School of Medicine (MD), the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (MSc in Epidemiology), the University of California at San Francisco Internal Medicine Residency, and the Massachusetts General Hospital / Brigham and Women’s Hospital Infectious Diseases Fellowship. Before joining the Tufts University School of Medicine, he was an associate physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical School.

His research focuses on strategies to improve the delivery of tuberculosis (TB) care in India, which has the world’s largest TB epidemic. Specifically, his work focuses on improving linkage to treatment and patient retention across stages of the TB cascade of care. He conducts research on digital adherence technologies that have the potential to improve medication adherence in TB patients. He also conducts research on social determinants of health in urban slums in India, in collaboration with colleagues at PUKAR, an innovative research collective in Mumbai.

 

Cheleste M. Thorpe, MD is an Attending Physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center. Cheleste M. Thorpe, MD, MS
cthorpe@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

Dr. Thorpe is currently attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.  Dr. Thorpe is board certified in infectious diseases.

Dr. Thorpe graduated with a B.S. from University of Michigan, and a Master’s in Biophysics at Harvard University before attending Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed fellowship training at Tufts New England Medical Center, and joined the Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine staff in 2000. Her research interests include diarrheal disease, toxin biology, Clostridium difficile, probiotics and gut immune activation.

Dr. Thorpe is a member of the Immunology Program in the Sackler School at TUSM, and serves on thesis committees for PhD students. She has been the Chair of the Tufts Boston-Medford Institutional Biosafety Committee since 2001. In her clinical role, she attends at Tufts Medical Center on the general and transplant consult services.  She is also wound care-trained.

Dr. Viau is currently attending physician in the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Disease Roberto Viau Colindres, MD
rviaucolindres@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

Dr. Viau is currently attending physician in the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Disease at Tufts Medical Center and Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, attending both the Infectious Diseases Ward and the Consult service. 

Dr. Viau did a 7-year Medical School in Guatemala City. He then did internal Medicine Residency at Jacobi Medical Center in New York City. He completed his fellowship training at Case Western Reserve University. He then joined the faculty at the Cleveland VA where he worked for 3 years as a hospitalist while pioneering some the VA antibiotic stewardship programs via Tele-health. He also worked on resistance mechanisms and molecular epidemiology of Gram negative bacteria. He joined the Tufts faculty in 2018.

Dr. Viau’s research interests are Gram negative resistance, antibiotic stewardship, and molecular epidemiology of bacterial infections. He is part of the Core Faculty of the Tufts Center for Integrated Management of Antimicrobial Resistance (CIMAR). In addition he serves as a member on the Standards and Practice Guidelines Committee of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). 

 

Tine Vindenes, MD, MPH is an attending physician in Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA.Tine Vindenes, MD, MPH
tvindenes@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

Tine Vindenes is currently attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.  Dr. Vindenes is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. 

Dr. Vindenes graduated from Palacky University Faculty of Medicine with Honors in 2008. She went on to complete an official Norwegian internship 2008-2010 before moving to the United States. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut in 2013, and went on to complete an Infectious Disease fellowship at Tufts Medical Center as well as a Master of Public Health at Tufts University in 2016.
 
Dr. Vindenes is interested in general infectious diseases, and particularly diseases affecting underserved populations. She is particularly interested in HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and tuberculosis, and has conducted studies in all these fields. She sees patients both at Tufts Medical Center as well as in a satellite clinic in Lowell. She serves as an ID/HIV consultant to Greater Lawrence Family Health Center.

 

Kenneth Wener, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Kenneth Wener, MD
Kenneth.m.wener@lahey.org 

Dr. Wener is currently Chairman of the Division of Infectious Diseases of Lahey Health and Senior Staff Physician at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.         
Dr. Wener is board certified in infectious diseases.

He completed medical school at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology School of Medicine.  Afterwards, he completed Internal Medicine residency training at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals of Cleveland and subsequent fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.  

Dr. Wener joined the Department of Infectious Diseases at Lahey in 2006 and has served as the Associate Hospital Epidemiologist and Co-chair of the Antimicrobial Subcommittee of Pharmacy and Therapeutics. 

He is the site coordinator for infectious disease trainee education at Lahey. He has numerous interests including infections of the critically ill and the prevention of healthcare associated infections.

 
 
Alysse G. Wurcel, MD is an Attending Physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center.Alysse G. Wurcel, MD, MS
AWurcel@tuftsmedicalcenter.org 

Alysse Wurcel is currently attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Tufts Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.  Dr. Wurcel is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.
 
Dr. Wurcel completed her undergraduate education at Tufts University. She is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.She completed Infectious Disease fellowship at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital and Tufts Medical Center, and received a Masters in Clinical Research from the Sacker School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University.  In addition to her faculty position in the Department of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases. She currently provides HIV and hepatitis C care at Tufts Medical Center as well as four local county jails. 
 
Her research interests include prevention and treatment of infectious diseases in people who use drugs and people who are incarcerated. In May 2018, she was awarded a KL2 grant from the Tufts Center for Translational Studies Institute (CTSI) to work with key stakeholders in the criminal justice and public health systems to evaluate and improve current hepatitis C testing and treatment protocols in jails. She is co-investigator on a Tufts CTSI Pilot project aimed at understanding HIV care transitions from jail to community. She serves on the Infectious Diseases Society of America "Opioid Task Force," a subcommittee aimed at improving infectious disease care for people with substance use disorders.